H.J.Res. 65: Every Vote Counts Amendment

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the electoral college and to provide for the direct popular election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 7, 2017

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 7, 2017

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 7, 2017, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Gene Green

Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 3 pages

History

Feb 7, 2017
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Ordered Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.J.Res. 65 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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