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H.J.Res. 33 (115th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 24, 2017 (Introduced). The resolution was not adopted.



1st Session

H. J. RES. 33


January 24, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Takano, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Crist, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cummings, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Dent, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Kind, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Walz, Ms. Fudge, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Reed, Mr. Lance, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Pallone, Mrs. Dingell, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Meng, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Keating, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Matsui, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Lee, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Norton, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Engel, Mr. Sires, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Pocan, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Cohen) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:


Women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.


Congress and the several States shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.


This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.