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H.J.Res. 79: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

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Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Nov 8, 2019

Ordered Reported on Nov 13, 2019

The committees assigned to this resolution sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 13, 2019.


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What legislators are saying

House Judiciary Committee Passes Rep Speier’s Bill to Facilitate Ratification of the ERA
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Nov 13, 2019

Maloney Hails Committee Passage of Resolution on ERA Ratification
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 13, 2019

Cardin Announces New Cosponsors to Bipartisan ERA Resolution
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] on Nov 22, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates new spending due to H.J. Res. 79 will be negligible.


Nov 8, 2019

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Nov 13, 2019
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Jan 16, 2020
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.J.Res. 79 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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