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

Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

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

Eleanor Norton
Delegate for District of Columbia At Large
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Last Updated
Mar 02, 2009
8 pages
Related Bills
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


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

Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
Reported by Committee Feb 25, 2009
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.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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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 in the 112th Congress and each succeeding Congress.
Applies to the District in the same manner as it applies to a state the federal law providing for the 15th and subsequent decennial censuses and for apportionment of Representatives in Congress. Limits the District to one Member under any reapportionment of Members.
Modifies the formula regarding the number of presidential electors to subject it to the 23rd amendment to the Constitution in the case of the District.
Increases membership of the House from 435 to 437 Members.
Provides for a reapportionment of Members resulting from such increase.
Directs the Clerk of the House to: (1) certify to the Governor of each state the number of Representatives to which the state is entitled; and (2) identify to the Speaker of the House the state (other than the District of Columbia) entitled to one additional Representative. Requires election at large of such additional Representative.
Sets forth procedures for expedited judicial review of any action brought to challenge the constitutionality of any provision of this Act or any amendment made by it.

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