Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Americans have a right to fair representation and that America's democratic institutions are in urgent need of repair to provide greater responsiveness and accountability to the people through critical reforms that empower the American voter, strengthen our Nation's ethics laws, and fix our broken campaign finance system.
The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 14 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This resolution was introduced on June 28, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Sarbanes Leads Panel That Highlights Bold New Plan to Fix Our Democracy [Video]”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Jul 16, 2018
Jun 28, 2018
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H.Res. 975 (115th) was a simple resolution in the United States Congress.
A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 975. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This simple resolution 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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