H.Res. 799 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that it is not a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment for a State to extend particular consideration to members of the uniformed services and overseas citizens to ensure that such individuals are able to exercise their rights to vote in elections for public office.

Introduced:
Sep 20, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Michael Turner
Representative for Ohio's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2012
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This resolution was introduced on September 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 20, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 2012
 
 
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H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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9/20/2012--Introduced.
Affirms that it is U.S. policy to provide for the ability of members of the uniformed services to exercise their constitutional right to vote and acknowledges that particular consideration be given to them due to restrictions, uncertainties, and risks, such as deployment, that present a challenge in voting.
Recognizes the legislative and judicial precedent of granting particular consideration to members of the uniformed services and overseas citizens regarding absentee voting.
Affirms that while the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects against arbitrary classifications, and requires that similarly situated persons be treated equally, members of the uniformed services and overseas citizens are not similarly situated, and that the restrictions, uncertainties, and risks that members of the uniformed services face warrant consideration that is not arbitrary.

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