H.J.Res.554 - Joint resolution to amend the Constitution to provide for representation of the District of Columbia in the Congress.95th Congress (1977-1978)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] (Introduced 07/25/1977)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 95-886 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||09/06/1978 Measure enrolled in House.|
|Notes:||Having been passed by two-thirds of each chamber, this proposed amendment to the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification. It was ratified by 16 states but expired in 1985 without receiving ratification by the required 38 states (three-fourths of the states).|
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Summary: H.J.Res.554 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Bill Information (Except Text)
(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 95-886)
Reported to House amended (02/16/1978)
Constitutional Amendment - Provides that the District of Columbia be treated as a State for purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President, and Article V of the Constitution of the United States.
Repeals the provisions of the twenty-third amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Requires for adoption that this amendment be ratified within seven years.