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S.J.Res. 9: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

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Ted Cruz

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Feb 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Ordered Reported on Mar 1, 2021

The committees assigned to this resolution sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 1, 2021.

Cosponsors

20 Cosponsors (20 Republicans)

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History

Feb 25, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 1, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

If this resolution has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate (House next)

 
Passed House

 
Ratified by State Legislatures

S.J.Res. 9 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. 9. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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