Key Votes

HR 1905 - District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007 - Key Vote

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Lamar Smith voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (241-177) - (Key vote)

Title: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that provides for two additional members of the House of Representatives, including a voting member for the District of Columbia.

  • Allows the District of Columbia to be considered a congressional district for the purpose of voting representation in the House of Representatives (Sec. 2).
  • Determines that the House of Representatives will consist of 437 members, starting with the 110th Congress (Sec. 3).
  • Calls for the president to revise the statement of apportionment and submit it to Congress within 30 days (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the clerk of the House of Representatives to use the revised statement of apportionment in order to notify the executive of each state of the number of Representatives the state is entitled to receive, within 15 days of receiving the report from the president, and must report which state receives an additional seat to Congress (Sec. 3).
  • Determines that the state receiving the additional Representative must elect this member from the state at large, while electing its other Representatives based on the congressional districts already in effect (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2007



  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Davis III (VA - R) (Out Of Office)

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