To require all candidates for election for the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives to run in an open primary regardless of political party preference or lack thereof, to limit the ensuing general election for such office to the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in such open primary, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
John K. Delaney
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 4, 2015
Length: 13 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on June 4, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)
Jul 31, 2014
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5334 (113th).
Jun 4, 2015
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Jun 21, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2981 (115th).
H.R. 2655 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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