H.J.Res. 36 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President by the popular vote of all citizens of the United States regardless of place of residence.

Introduced:

Mar 3, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Jesse Jackson Jr.
Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2009
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
3/3/2009--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides for the direct popular election of the President and the Vice President.(Abolishes the Electoral College.)

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 36 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2007

H.J.Res. 36 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 36” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Mar 3, 2009

Details

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