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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 74


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2017

Mr. Pocan (for himself, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Takano, Ms. Norton, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Ms. Moore, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. DeSaulnier, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Norcross, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Veasey, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Grijalva, and Ms. Roybal-Allard) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States after the date of its submission for ratification:

article  —

section 1. Every citizen of the United States, who is of legal voting age, shall have the fundamental right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides.

section 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce and implement this article by appropriate legislation.”.


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