H. R. 677
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 17, 2019
Mr. Pocan (for himself and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend gendered terms in Federal law relating to the President and the President’s spouse.
This Act may be cited as the “21st Century President Act”.
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.