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H.Con.Res. 79 (115th): Expressing the sense of Congress that Congress and the States should consider a constitutional amendment to reform the Electoral College and establish a process for electing the President and Vice President by a national popular vote and should encourage individual States to continue to reform the Electoral College process through such steps as the formation of an interstate compact to award the majority of Electoral College votes to the national popular vote winner.

Sponsor and status

John Conyers Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 14, 2017
Length: 4 pages

Sep 14, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 14, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sep 14, 2017

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

H.Con.Res. 79 (115th) was a concurrent resolution in the United States Congress.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

This concurrent resolution was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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