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Short Titles as Introduced

Redistricting Reform Act of 2015

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To require States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/30/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
06/01/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/30/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/30/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (65)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 04/30/2015
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 04/30/2015
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 05/12/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 05/12/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 05/12/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 05/12/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 05/18/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 05/18/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 05/26/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 05/26/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 05/26/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 05/26/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 05/26/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 05/26/2015
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 07/20/2015
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 07/20/2015
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 09/25/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 10/05/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/05/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 10/20/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 05/11/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 05/11/2016
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 05/11/2016
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/11/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 05/11/2016
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 05/11/2016
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 05/13/2016
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 05/13/2016
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 05/13/2016
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 05/13/2016
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 05/24/2016
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 05/24/2016
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 07/08/2016
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 07/08/2016
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 07/08/2016
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 07/13/2016
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 07/13/2016
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 07/13/2016
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 07/13/2016
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 07/13/2016
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 07/14/2016
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/14/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/06/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary04/30/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice06/01/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/30/2015)

Redistricting Reform Act of 2015

Prohibits a state that has been redistricted after an apportionment from being redistricted again until after the next apportionment of Representatives, unless the state is ordered by a court to conduct a subsequent redistricting in order to comply with the U.S. Constitution or enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Requires such redistricting to be conducted in accordance with the plan developed and enacted into law by the independent redistricting commission established in the state or, if such a plan is not enacted into law, with the redistricting plan developed and enacted into law by a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Sets forth provisions relating to: (1) the establishment by a nonpartisan agency of a state independent redistricting commission (including requirements for holding each of its meetings in public and maintaining a public Internet site); (2) the development and publication of a preliminary redistricting plan and the holding of at least three public hearings on such plan; (3) the enactment of a redistricting plan, under specified conditions, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; (4) redistricting conducted under a federal court order; and (5) Election Assistance Commission payments to states for carrying out redistricting.

Authorizes the Department of Justice to bring a civil action to enforce this Act, which shall be given expedited consideration.