Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.District of Columbia House Equal Representation Act of 2013 - Treats the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a State for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and Senate, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``District of Columbia Equal Representation Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

(a) Representation.-- (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective with respect to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress and each succeeding Congress, the District of Columbia shall be treated as a State for the purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and the Senate. (2) Classification of senators.--In the first election of Senators from the District of Columbia, the 2 senatorial offices shall be separately identified and designated, and no person may be a candidate for both offices. No such identification or designation of either of the 2 senatorial offices shall refer to or be taken to refer to the terms of such offices, or in any way impair the privilege of the Senate to determine the class to which each of the Senators elected shall be assigned. (b) Conforming Amendments Relating to Apportionment of Members of House of Representatives.-- (1) Inclusion of district of columbia in reapportionment of members among states.--Section 22 of the Act entitled ``An Act to provide for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial censuses and to provide for...

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17% 83%

State: CA

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District: 1st

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I oppose H.R. 362: District of Columbia Equal Representation Act of 2013 There's a reason your District is 10 square miles. Research it some time.

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CA
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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 362 ("To provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a State for purposes") because washington DC is within Maryland.

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Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.District of Columbia House Equal Representation Act of 2013 - Treats the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. Prescribes requirements for classification of Senators for the District. Applies to the District in the same manner as it applies to a state the federal law providing for the 15th and subsequent decennial censuses and for apportionment of Representatives in Congress. Modifies the formula regarding the number of presidential electors to subject it to the 23rd amendment to the Constitution in the case of the District. Increases membership of the House from 435 to 436 Members. Provides for a reapportionment of Members resulting from such increase. Repeals provisions of: (1) the District of Columbia Delegate Act establishing the office of District of Columbia Delegate to the House of Representatives, and (2) the District of Columbia Statehood Constitution Convention Initiative of 1979 providing for election of a Senator and Representative for the District. Makes conforming amendments to the District of Columbia Elections Code of 1955. Sets forth procedures for expedited judicial review of any action brought to challenge the constitutionality of any provision of this Act or any amendment made by it.

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