S.J.Res. 7 (111th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the election of Senators.

Introduced:
Jan 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Russell Feingold
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 29, 2009
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 21 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 11, 2009

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on August 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 2009
Reported by Committee Aug 06, 2009
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

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Notes

S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

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.

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/29/2009--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Provides that no person shall be a Senator from a state unless such person has been elected by the people thereof, and that when vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.

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