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H.R. 677: 21st Century President Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 677

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 17, 2019

(for himself and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend gendered terms in Federal law relating to the President and the President’s spouse.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the “21st Century President Act”.

2.

Modernization of terms relating to the President and the spouse of a President

Section 879(b)(1)(A) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the wife of a former President during his lifetime, the widow of a former President until her death or remarriage and inserting the spouse of a former President during a former President’s lifetime, the surviving spouse of a former President until the surviving spouse’s death or remarriage.