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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-HJR69 on Jun 22, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Equal Rights Amendment for men and women
Source: HJR69&SJR21
JOINT RESOLUTION: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. Constitutional Amendment: Prohibits denying or abridging equality of rights under the law by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: 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 3/4ths of the several States:
  1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

[Explanatory note from Wikipedia.com and OnTheIssues.org]:

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution. The ERA was originally written by Alice Paul and, in 1923, it was introduced in the Congress for the first time. In 1972, it passed both houses of Congress, but failed to gain ratification before its June 30, 1982 deadline. This new proposed amendment is identical in wording to the original 1972 proposed amendment. It was proposed in Congress in every session from 1923 through 1970 prior to passing in 1972; and has been re-introduced in Congress in every session since 1982 after its failure at ratification. The current version removes the Congressionally imposed deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, so that if the bill passes Congress, states have no deadline as they did in 1982.

Also see the related Senate bill SJR21.


    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: Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights (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 11-HJR69

Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger 
Karen Bass s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Xavier Becerra s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat 
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic Challenger 
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat 
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat 
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Hansen Clarke s1sMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012) 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat 
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida Democrat 
Norm Dicks s1sWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat 
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat 
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat 
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat 
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Colleen Hanabusa s1sHawaii Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat 
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Kathy Hochul s1sNew York Democrat 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland Democrat 
Jay Inslee s1sWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Bill Keating s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat 
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat 
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s2pNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s1sMA Democratic Challenger 
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat 
Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic Challenger 
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat 
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat 
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat 
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Cedric Richmond s1sLouisiana Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Terri Sewell s1sAlabama Democrat 
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat 
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Mel Watt s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat 
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 11-HJR69

Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Richard Hanna s1sNew York Republican 
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 



Independents participating in 11-HJR69

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 173
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1


















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