H.R. 5885: Right to Petition Congress Act

To require the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate to establish a process by which registered voters may sign national discharge petitions with respect to bills and joint resolutions introduced in or referred to the House and Senate, to require the House or Senate to hold a vote on the passage of any bill or joint resolution if a certain number of registered voters sign the national discharge petition for the bill or joint resolution, and for other purposes.

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Overview

Introduced:

Jul 14, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jul 14, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 14, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Raul Ruiz

Representative for California's 36th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Jul 14, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5885 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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