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H.R. 3057 (115th): Fair Representation Act

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About the bill

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 approach to changing how we elect Congress in American history.”

What the bill would do

  • Change House elections from “winner take all” to “ranked choice voting.” Currently, voters can only vote for one candidate and only one candidate …

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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 26, 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).


5 Cosponsors (5 Democrats)



Jun 26, 2017

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

H.R. 3057 (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. 3057. 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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