H.J.Res. 80: Fair Districts Amendment

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit gerrymandering in the establishment of Congressional districts.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 11, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jan 11, 2016

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 11, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Alan Grayson

Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2016
Length: 3 pages

History

Jan 11, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.J.Res. 80 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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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