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S.J.Res. 6: 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

Introduced on Jan 25, 2019

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 25, 2019. 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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What legislators are saying

Cardin Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Senate Ratification of the 19th Amendment
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on Jun 4, 2019

Cardin, Murkowski Lead Briefing on Removing the Deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 25, 2019

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

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S.J.Res. 6 is 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.

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