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H.J.Res. 53: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

About the resolution

134 nations contain constitutional provisions guaranteeing gender equality under the law. 80 percent of Americans incorrectly believe the U.S. Constitution already does. It does not.

Nevada may have just resuscitated the major political issue, which had remained largely dormant for decades. On March 22nd, 2017, in a currently symbolic move, Nevada voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a U.S. constitutional amendment proposal that passed Congress in the 1970s.

However, the ERA fell three states short of the necessary 38 state ratifications by the 1982 deadline. With ...

Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 31, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jan 31, 2017

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 31, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

History

Jan 31, 2017
 
Introduced

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Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.J.Res. 53 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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