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H.R. 8404: Respect for Marriage Act

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To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage, and for other purposes.

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Jerrold Nadler

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 21, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Jul 18, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 19, 2022

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189 Cosponsors (189 Democrats)

13% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 18, 2022

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Jul 18, 2022
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Jul 19, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 8404 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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