S. 1257 (110th): District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007


May 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 18, 2007.


Joseph Lieberman

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2007
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.

Summary (CRS)

6/28/2007--Reported to Senate amended.District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 - Section2 - Considers the District of Columbia a congressional district for purposes of representation in the House ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 1, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 13, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Sep 18, 2007
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1257”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (17D, 2R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Sep 18, 2007 2:31 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 57/42

Related Bills

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S. 160 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Feb 26, 2009

H.R. 1905 (Related)
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 19, 2007

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