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H.R. 1291 (115th): Washington, D.C. Admission Act

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To provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union.

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Sponsor and status

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 41 pages
Mar 1, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


181 Cosponsors (181 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton to Speak at Two Events Commemorating Veterans Day, This Weekend
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on Nov 10, 2018

On Memorial Day, Norton Announces Resolution Honoring D.C. Servicemembers and Bill to Bolster Pro Bono Services for Veterans
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on May 28, 2018

On D.C. Emancipation Day, Norton Thanks Residents and Activists for Meeting with Members to Help Secure Three New D.C. Statehood Cosponsors
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Sponsor) on Apr 16, 2018

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Mar 1, 2017

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

H.R. 1291 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1291. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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

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