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H.Res. 1076: Expressing the sense of Congress that the date of the 2020 United States Presidential election shall be held on November 3, 2020.

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Should the election be delayed until it can be conducted largely in-person safely?

Context

In July, President Trump suggested the possibility that the November election could be postponed.

“With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” Trump tweeted.

In a rare condemnation from his own party, both the House’s and Senate’s top Republican opposed Trump’s suggestion. “We should go forward with our election,” Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23) said at a press conference.

“Never in the history of the country, through wars and depressions and the Civil War, have we ever not had a federally ...

Sponsor and status

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jul 31, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Jul 31, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 31, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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History

Jul 31, 2020
 
Introduced

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H.Res. 1076 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1076. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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