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H.R. 712 (115th): John Tanner Fairness and Independence in Redistricting Act

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To prohibit States from carrying out more than one Congressional redistricting after a decennial census and apportionment, to require States to conduct such redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jim Cooper

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Jan 27, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 27, 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).


26 Cosponsors (26 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Maryland Congressional Delegation Sends Letter to Governor Hogan Requesting Support for National Redistricting Reform
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 23, 2017

Cramer: statement on trump administration ending epa sue and settle
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Oct 16, 2017

Maryland Congressional Delegation Sends Letter to Governor Hogan Requesting Support for National Redistricting Reform
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] on Feb 23, 2017

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Jan 27, 2017

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

H.R. 712 (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. 712. 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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