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USHJR17EngrossThis joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to i...
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2021-03-23
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 12.
USHB51IntroProvides for admission into the United States of the state of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, composed of most of the territory of the District of Columbia. The commonwealth shall be admitted to the Union on an equal footing with the other states....
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2021-03-22
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 10:00 am]

Committee Hearings Held.
USHJR32IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibi...
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2021-03-19
To House Judiciary Committee
USSJR12IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting the total amount of money expended by the United States during a fiscal year from exceeding total revenue received for that fiscal year, excluding revenue from the issuance of bond...
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2021-03-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHJR31IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex. The resolution specifies that nothing in this constitutiona...
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2021-03-16
To House Judiciary Committee
USSJR11IntroA joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities established by the laws of any ...
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2021-03-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHB1EngrossAddresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by...
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2021-03-11
Received in the Senate.
USHJR30IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total expenditures from exceeding total receipts for a fiscal year. The prohibition excludes expenditures for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. For a...
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2021-03-09
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1280EngrossAddresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data...
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2021-03-09
Received in the Senate.
USHJR18IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Representatives to three terms and Senators to two terms. Terms beginning before the ratification of this amendment do not count towards term limits.
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2021-03-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR19IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment repealing the Twenty-third Amendment to the Constitution (allowing citizens residing in the District of Columbia to vote for presidential electors, who in turn vote in the electoral college fo...
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2021-03-05
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR2IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds vote of each chamber. The prohibition exclu...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR13IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless (1) Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths vote of each chamber, and (2) total o...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR1IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections. The amendment grants Congress and the states ...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR7IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting Members of Congress from receiving compensation during a fiscal year unless both chambers have agreed to an identical concurrent resolution on the budget for that fiscal year befor...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR12IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Representatives to three terms and Senators to two terms. Terms beginning before the ratification of this amendment do not count towards these term limits.
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR9IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Representatives to four terms and Senators to two terms. Terms beginning before ratification of this amendment do not count towards these term limits.
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR8IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. The amendme...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR3IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohi...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR14IntroThis resolution censures and condemns President Donald J. Trump for asking the Georgia Secretary of State on January 2, 2021, to overturn the Georgia results of the November 2020 presidential election. It further calls on President Trump to (1) retra...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR21IntroThis resolution calls upon Vice President Michael R. Pence (1) to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments to declare that the President is un...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR25IntroThis resolution requires the House Committee on Ethics to investigate and report on whether (1) actions taken by Members of the 117th Congress seeking to overturn the 2020 Presidential election violated their oath of office; and (2) these Members sho...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR24EngrossThis resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment stating that President Trump incited an insurrection against the government of the United States...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR5IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment that grants U.S. citizens who are 18 years of age or older a right to vote unless they are serving a sentence for a felony in a correctional facility at the time of an election. (Currently, so...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR11IntroThis joint resolution proposes an amendment to the Constitution to require that the Supreme Court consist of nine Justices.
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR26IntroThis resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the resolution sets forth two articles of impeachment stating that President Trump has abused the powers of the presidency. The first article states...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR34IntroThis resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the resolution sets forth four articles of impeachment. The first article states that President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by incitin...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR32IntroThis resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the resolution sets forth two articles of impeachment. The first article states that President Trump abused the powers of the presidency by attempti...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR4IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the pardon power of the President. The amendment prohibits the President from granting a pardon or reprieve to himself or herself, to family members or members of the administration, ...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR14IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment requiring the President and Vice President to be elected directly by the people of the states and the District of Columbia.
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHJR6IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment limiting Representatives to six terms and Senators to two terms. The amendment shall not apply to any person who served as a Representative or a Senator before the 117th Congress.
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHCR3IntroThis concurrent resolution censures President Donald J. Trump for actions described in this resolution, including attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election and inciting insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The resolution c...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR37IntroThis resolution impeaches President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Specifically, the resolution sets forth an article of impeachment stating that President Trump weaponized hate for political gain. The article states that, throug...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHR28IntroThis resolution expresses the sense of Congress that President Donald Trump did knowingly and purposefully incite a violent and unlawful insurrection against the United States and that action should be taken to prosecute or sanction any individual wh...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USHB288IntroCodifies the defense of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers in any case under provisions regarding civil actions for deprivation of rights under color of law. Specifically, a law enforcement officer subject to such an action in his or her...
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2021-03-04
To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
USSJR1IntroThis joint resolution eliminates the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which prohibits discrimination based on sex. The amendment was proposed to the states in House Joint Resolution 208 of the 92nd Congress, as agreed to i...
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2021-03-03
Star Print ordered on the joint resolution.
USHB40IntroEstablishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. The...
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2021-03-01
[Hearing: Apr 14 @ 10:00 am]
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB80IntroEstablishes requirements regarding congressional redistricting, including that redistricting plans must be developed by an independent redistricting commission. A state that has been redistricted after an apportionment of Representatives may not be r...
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2021-03-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USHB134IntroProhibits a state where the congressional districts have been redistricted after a decennial census from carrying out another redistricting until after the next apportionment of Representatives following a decennial census, unless a court requires th...
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2021-03-01
To House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
USSJR9IntroA 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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2021-03-01
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 8.
USSB492IntroEliminates the defense of qualified immunity in civil actions for deprivation of rights. Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that protects government employees or those acting with state authority from being held personally liable for...
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2021-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
USHR169IntroThis resolution expresses appreciation to the officers of the U.S. Capitol Police, the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, and other law enforcement personnel for their service in responding to the assault on the U.S. Capitol ...
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2021-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
USHJR28IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment declaring that women shall have equal rights in the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction. The amendment prohibits the United States or any state from denying or abridging ...
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2021-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1290IntroEstablishes the National Commission on Renaming the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Headquarters Building. The commission must make recommendations for redesignating the building that reflect certain considerations, including the mission of the FBI, the values o...
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2021-02-25
To House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
USSB443IntroA bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Rules And Administration Committee
USHB1342IntroTo authorize a study on the efficacy and potential negative impacts of masks to human health, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-25
To House Energy And Commerce Committee
USHB1366IntroTo enforce the Twenty-sixth Amendment, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-25
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB1334IntroTo amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
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2021-02-25
To House Administration Committee
USHJR26IntroThis joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year or 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product unless Congress authorizes the excess by a two-thirds v...
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2021-02-18
To House Judiciary Committee
USHB997IntroEstablishes English as the official language of the United States. It establishes a framework for implementation and enforcement, including by testing English as part of the naturalization process.
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2021-02-11
To House Education and Labor Committee
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