Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Texas. Republican.
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2020
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This resolution was introduced on November 9, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Portman Supports Constitutional Amendment to Prevent Packingthe Supreme Court”
— Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 21, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Nov 9, 2020
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Mar 1, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Ordered Reported
This activity took place on a related bill, S.J.Res. 9.
S.J.Res. 76 (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. 76. 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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A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices, S.J. Res. 76, 116th Cong. (2020).
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