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13-HJR43 on May 9, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Resolution on ERA
Source: S.J.RES.15 & H.J.RES.43
Congressional Summary:Eliminates the time limit for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA, which prohibits discrimination on account of sex) proposed to the states in 1972. Declares that such amendment shall be part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the several states.

OnTheIssues explanation:The ERA was originally passed with a deadline of 1979, then extended to 1982. TK states ratified the ERA before that deadline, TK short of the TK required. Hence the ERA failed. The amendment states: "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."

Opponent's argument against bill:(Editorial in L.A. Times by Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum, April 8, 2007)

The ERA was first introduced in Congress in 1923. For nearly 50 years, all subsequent Congresses had the good judgment to leave it buried in committee. In 1971, the women's liberation movement demanded a gender-neutral society in which men and women would be treated exactly the same, no matter how reasonable it might be to respect differences between them. Our Stop ERA campaign, over the next 10 years,

Also see the related Senate bill S.J.15

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Sponsored removing deadline for ratification of the ERA (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Remove deadline for ratification of the ERA (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 13-HJR43

Rob Andrews s2pNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014)May 9, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratJun 3, 2013
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic ChallengerJun 11, 2013
John Carney s1oDelaware DemocratJun 3, 2013
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratJun 3, 2013
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 9, 2013
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratMay 9, 2013
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratJun 3, 2013
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratMay 9, 2013
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratMay 9, 2013
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 3, 2013
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratJun 11, 2013
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratJun 3, 2013
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratJun 11, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJun 11, 2013
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratJun 11, 2013
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014)May 9, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)May 9, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMay 9, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 11, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 11, 2013
Alan Grayson s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateJun 11, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratMay 9, 2013
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratMay 9, 2013
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratJun 11, 2013
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland DemocratMay 9, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 11, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratJun 11, 2013
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratMay 9, 2013
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratJun 11, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 3, 2013
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratMay 9, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 9, 2013
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNew Mexico DemocratMay 9, 2013
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMay 9, 2013
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerJun 3, 2013
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratMay 9, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratJun 11, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJun 3, 2013
Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerMay 9, 2013
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratMay 9, 2013
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)May 9, 2013
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 11, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMay 9, 2013
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJun 11, 2013
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerJun 11, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMay 9, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJun 3, 2013
Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratMay 9, 2013
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratMay 9, 2013
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratJun 3, 2013
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMay 9, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMay 9, 2013
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJun 3, 2013
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratMay 9, 2013
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 9, 2013
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratJun 3, 2013
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratJun 3, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMay 9, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)May 9, 2013
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratJun 11, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratMay 9, 2013
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jun 11, 2013
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratMay 9, 2013

Republicans participating in 13-HJR43

Independents participating in 13-HJR43

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Jun 11, 2013

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 64
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1

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