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H.R. 2260: To codify the Bill of Rights.

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Is this actually a bill of wrongs?


The Constitution outlines how the federal government is structured and how its powers are allocated, including which laws can and cannot be passed. That’s why the Supreme Court can declare a law unconstitutional, which they occasionally do.

Laws passed by Congress go into the “United States Code.” (Well, mostly — temporary laws like annual appropriations legislation don’t, nor do some categories of laws like renaming post offices.)

The term codify means to arrange laws in a systematic order, which in the U.S. typically means inclusion into the U.S. Code. Usually, that’s meant to bestow something with a *greater *strength of law; for example, when Congress decides to codify an executive order or Supreme Court decision.

But could the same process of …

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Steve Stivers

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Mar 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

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Mar 26, 2021

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H.R. 2260 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2260. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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