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HR 2844 - Continuity in Representation Act of 2003 - National Key Vote

Jesse Jackson, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (306-97) - (Key vote)
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Title: Continuity in Representation Act of 2003

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would modify federal election laws concerning the Senate and House of Representatives.

Highlights:
  • Requires states, should the number of vacancies in the House of Representatives exceed 100, to hold special elections no later than 45 days after such a situation is announced by the Speaker of the House (Sec. 2).
  • Provides that a special election shall not be required if a regular general election is scheduled to occur within the following 75 days (Sec. 2).
  • Requires state parties to each nominate a candidate no later than 10 days after a special election is announced under the provisions of this act (Sec. 2).
  • Requires states to send out absentee ballots to uniformed services voters and overseas voters no later than 15 days after a special election is announced under the provisions of this act (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Continuity in Representation Act of 2003

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Conyers Jr. (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Candice S. Miller (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
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