H.R. 267 (112th): District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Eleanor Norton
Delegate for District of Columbia At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 12, 2011
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 157 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 25, 2009

H.R. 363 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 12, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 12, 2011
 
Full Title

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

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Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (24D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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1/12/2011--Introduced.
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2011 - Treats the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives.
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.
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 436 Members. Provides for a reapportionment of Members resulting from such increase.
Repeals provisions of: (1) the District of Columbia Delegate Act establishing the office of District of Columbia Delegate to the House of Representatives; and (2) the District of Columbia Statehood Constitution Convention Initiative of 1979 providing for election of a Representative for the District.
Makes conforming amendments to the District of Columbia Elections Code of 1955.
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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