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.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017
Length: 67 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on June 26, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jun 26, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 25, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4000.
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.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Fair Representation Act, H.R. 3057, 115th Cong. (2017).
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