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H.Res. 279: Acknowledging that the United States Supreme Court’s decisions in the Insular Cases and the “territorial incorporation doctrine” are contrary to the text and history of the United States Constitution, rest on racial views and stereotypes from the era of Plessy v. Ferguson that have long been rejected, are contrary to our Nation’s most basic constitutional and democratic principles, and should be rejected as having no place in United States constitutional law.

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Raúl Grijalva

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Introduced
Mar 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Mar 26, 2021

This resolution 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.

Cosponsors

15 Cosponsors (14 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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History

Mar 26, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.Res. 279 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 279. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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