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H.R. 677: 21st Century President Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 9, 2019 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 102

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 677

[Report No. 116–139]

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

July 9, 2019

Additional sponsors: Ms. Haaland, Mr. Soto, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Takano, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Moore, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Doggett, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Crist, Mr. Clay, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Velázquez, Ms. Craig, Ms. Speier, Mr. Welch, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Payne, Mr. Rush, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Shalala, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Moulton, and Mr. Taylor

July 9, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


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.

July 9, 2019

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed