H.R. 157 (111th): District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009


Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 25, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eleanor Norton

Delegate for District of Columbia At Large



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2009
Length: 8 pages

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S. 160 (same title)
Passed Senate — Feb 26, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a Congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/2009--Reported to House amended.District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 - Considers the District of Columbia a congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 25, 2009
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 157”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1433 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2007

H.R. 267 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 12, 2011

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