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H.J.Res. 17: Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

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Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 23, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Jan 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 17, 2021

This resolution passed in the House on March 17, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


214 Cosponsors (213 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Maloney Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Congress Passing the Equal Rights Amendment
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 22, 2022

Rep. Sewell Votes to Support Equal Rights Amendment and Remove Ratification Deadline
    — Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL7] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 17, 2021

LaMalfa Says Democrats Need to Start Over on Equal Rights Amendment, Todays Vote Has No Effect
    — Rep. Doug LaMalfa [R-CA1] on Mar 18, 2021

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Jan 21, 2021

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Mar 12, 2021
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Mar 17, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.J.Res. 17 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 17. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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