H.R. 5885 (114th): 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Jul 14, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 14, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Raul Ruiz

Representative for California's 36th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 7 pages

History

Jul 14, 2016
 
Introduced

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H.R. 5885 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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