S. 160 (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 in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 26, 2009 but was never passed by the House.


Joseph Lieberman

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2009
Length: 32 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)

2/26/2009--Passed Senate amended.TitleI - District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009 - Section2 - Considers the District of Columbia a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 11, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Feb 26, 2009
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 160”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (16D, 2R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Feb 24, 2009 11:16 a.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 62/34
Feb 25, 2009 2:11 p.m.
Point of Order Not Well Taken 36/62
Feb 26, 2009 4:17 p.m.
Bill Passed 61/37

Related Bills

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S. 1257 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Sep 18, 2007

H.R. 157 (Related)
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 25, 2009

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