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H.R. 3057: Fair Representation Act

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Political polarization last year reached its highest level since the Civil War. As a result of gerrymandered districts, even though more total House votes in 2012 went to Democrats nationwide, the majority of elected House seats went to Republicans.

In fact, Alabama is so gerrymandered that in the December 2017 special Senate election, even though Democrat Doug Jones won the state, Republican Roy Moore would have won six of the seven districts.

The Fair Representation Act aims to transform the American system, in what one organization calls “the most comprehensive ...

Sponsor and status

Donald Beyer

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 67 pages

Jun 26, 2017


Introduced on Jun 26, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 26, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 26, 2017

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H.R. 3057 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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