To require States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 47th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2013
Length: 32 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on August 2, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Lowenthal Introduces Bill to Take Politics Out of Redistricting and End Gerrymandering”
— Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA47, 2013-2022] (Sponsor) on Aug 2, 2013
“Supreme Court Finds Obama Violated the Constitution”
— Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ9] on Jun 26, 2014
Aug 2, 2013
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H.R. 2978 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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