Text: H.J.Res.35 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 116th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 35 Introduced in House (IH)]


  1st Session
H. J. RES. 35

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
              relative to equal rights for men and women.



                            January 29, 2019

Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York (for herself, Mr. Reed, Ms. Speier, 
 Mr. Rouda, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, 
  Ms. Omar, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Sires, Ms. Spanberger, Ms. Bonamici, Ms. 
Titus, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Heck, Ms. Wexton, 
  Ms. McCollum, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Velazquez, Ms. Brownley of 
 California, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Norton, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. 
     Meng, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Swalwell of 
   California, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Suozzi, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Raskin, Ms. 
    Haaland, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. 
  Espaillat, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. 
 Cohen, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. 
  Jayapal, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Meeks, Mr. 
 Lowenthal, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Beyer, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Pallone, Mr. 
    Lynch, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Clay, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. 
 Schrier, Mr. Peters, and Mrs. Lee of Nevada) 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 
              relative to equal rights for men and women.

    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:


    ``Section 1. Women shall have equal rights in the United States and 
every place subject to its jurisdiction. Equality of rights under the 
law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any 
State on account of sex.
    ``Section 2. Congress and the several States shall have the power 
to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
    ``Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the 
date of ratification.''.

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