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S.J.Res. 6 (116th): A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

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Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2019
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Jan 25, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 25, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


48 Cosponsors (44 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 2 Independents)


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What legislators are saying

Cardin, Murkowski Applaud Virginia’s Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jan 28, 2020

Murkowski Highlights Equal Rights on the Senate Floor
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 5, 2020

Tom Reed, Actors and Activists Patricia Arquette and Alyssa Milano, and Advocates Call for Ratification of ERA Following First Congressional Hearing in 30+ Years
    — Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23] on May 1, 2019

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Jan 25, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S.J.Res. 6 (116th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 6. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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