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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Jul 14, 2016


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.


Raul Ruiz

Representative for California's 36th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 7 pages


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Jul 14, 2016

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