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S. 1969 (114th): Democracy Day Act of 2015

About the bill

President Obama made headlines last week by publicly supporting making Election Day a national holiday, which would mean (almost) everybody would have the day off from work. (He announced his support in an interview with a college journalist for the Rutgers Daily Targum, no less.) Obama had previously endorsed several other measures to make voting easier — such as the automatic voter registration, increased use of early voting, and more rigorous enforcement and blocking of state-enacted voter ID laws — but this represented one of his boldest leaps in that policy area ...

Sponsor and status

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Aug 5, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Aug 5, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 5, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Aug 5, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1969 (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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