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

The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 16, 2020 (Reported by House Committee).


House Calendar No. 70


2d Session

H. J. RES. 79

[Report No. 116–378]


November 8, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Nadler, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Spanberger, Ms. Wexton, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Connolly, Mr. McEachin, Ms. Frankel, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Peters, Mr. Takano, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Norton, Mr. Ruiz, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. McNerney, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Foster, Mr. Engel, Mr. Aguilar, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Richmond, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Cooper, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Sarbanes, Mrs. Torres of California, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Welch, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Crist, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Horsford, Mrs. Davis of California, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Schiff, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Swalwell of California, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Soto, Mr. Sires, Mr. Keating, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Rush, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Clay, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. Waters, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Schneider, Ms. Pressley, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Barragán, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Kind, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Cox of California, Mr. Gallego, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Omar, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. Titus, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Himes, Ms. Schrier, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Adams, Mr. Case, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Porter, Mrs. Bustos, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Ms. Houlahan, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Morelle, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mr. Cleaver, Mrs. Demings, Ms. Moore, Mr. Cisneros, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Golden, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. San Nicolas, Mr. Luján, Mr. Vela, Mr. Trone, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Craig, Mr. Crow, Mr. Rouda, Ms. Dean, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Casten of Illinois, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Malinowski, Ms. Shalala, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. O'Halleran, Mr. Castro of Texas, Ms. Meng, Ms. Stevens, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Peterson, Ms. Bass, Ms. Underwood, Mrs. McBath, Mr. Stanton, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Cunningham, Ms. Sherrill, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Kim, Ms. Wild, Mr. Payne, Mrs. Beatty, Ms. Torres Small of New Mexico, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Van Drew, Mr. Evans, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Bera, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Rose of New York, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Heck, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, and Mr. Harder of California) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

January 16, 2020

Additional sponsors: Mr. Panetta, Mr. Allred, Mr. Correa, Mr. Pappas, Ms. Kendra S. Horn of Oklahoma, Mr. Brindisi, Ms. Finkenauer, Mr. Delgado, Mr. Scott of Virginia, and Ms. Davids of Kansas

January 16, 2020

Reported with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the resolving clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced joint resolution, see copy of joint resolution as introduced on November 8, 2019


Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208, 92d Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the United States Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.

January 16, 2020

Reported with an amendment, referred to the House Calendar, and ordered to be printed