H.Res. 1375: Recognizing the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

H.Res. 1375

Recognizing the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Sponsor
Rep. Jim Cooper

Date
September 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1375 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) on May 19, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1375 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Recognizes the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution;
  • “Honors the contributions and achievements of women in United States politics; and
  • “Reaffirms its commitment to pursuing policies that achieve true political and social equality for women, commensurate with their role in life in the United States and society

Background

Approved by the 66th Congress in 1919, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States extended the right of suffrage to women.  The amendment was ratified by state legislatures and entered into the Constitution on August 18, 1920.