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

To require all candidates for election for the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives to run in an open primary regardless of political party preference or lack thereof, to limit the ensuing general election for such office to the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes in such open primary, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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:

5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 21, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed House (Senate next)

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
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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