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S.J.Res. 1: A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.

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Benjamin Cardin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 22, 2021
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Jan 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 22, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 22, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


51 Cosponsors (47 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Feinstein, Padilla Push to Remove Arbitrary Deadline to Enact Equal Rights Amendment
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 27, 2022

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

On International Womens Day, Democratic Womens Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Lawrence Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Vote on the ERA
    — Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI14] on Mar 8, 2022

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Jan 22, 2021

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S.J.Res. 1 is 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. 1. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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