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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:32 AM

U.S. House removes ERA ratification deadline, one obstacle to enactment

The U.S. House gave the Equal Rights Amendment a temporary new lease on life Thursday by voting to remove a 1982 deadline for ratification by the states.

The 232-to-183 vote, on a resolution introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), pushes the issue to the Senate, where Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) have introduced a similar measure.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/us-house-removes-era-ratification-deadline-one-obstacle-to-enactment/2020/02/13/e82aa802-4de5-11ea-b721-9f4cdc90bc1c_story.html

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Freddie Feb 14 #1
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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 09:38 AM

1. Will probably die on McConnell's desk like everything else

But we can say “Republicans don’t want women to have equal rights” at election time.
Question: if we take the Senate in Nov can all the stuff that died on McConnell’s desk be brought to a vote or do we have to start over in the House?

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Response to Freddie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:51 PM

2. I don't know the answer...good question though.

With any luck we will be rewarded for the past 3 years of suffering and not have to start fresh.

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