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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: Feb 13, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Nov 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 13, 2020

This resolution passed in the House on February 13, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Speier, Members of Congress Urge Archivist to Certify ERA Now!
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Feb 24, 2020

Rep. Maloney and Lt. Governor Hochul Host Virtual Roundtable to Celebrate Womens Equality Day
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 26, 2020

Bill Flores Discusses the Latest from Washington
    — Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17] on Feb 14, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.J. Res. 79 will be negligible.

History

Nov 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 13, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Jan 16, 2020
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Feb 13, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 79. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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