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H.R. 2981: Open Our Democracy Act of 2017

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The Open Our Democracy Act is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives by U.S. Representative John Delaney. The bill would establish Election Day as a federal holiday, mandate open and top-two primary elections so that all eligible voters can participate in them, and end gerrymandering by requiring independent commissions to draw the districts in each state.

The bill has been cosponsored by House representatives John Yarmuth, Derek Kilmer, Jared Polis, and Scott Peters. The most recently documented action on it was a review by the ...

Sponsor and status

John Delaney

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Jun 21, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jun 21, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 21, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 21, 2017
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2981 is 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.

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