HR21 (2018) Detail

Urging Congress to repeal or amend the Apportionment Act of 1911.


HR 21 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2373

03/06

 

HOUSE RESOLUTION 21

 

A RESOLUTION urging Congress to repeal or amend the Apportionment Act of 1911.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Dickey, Hills. 5

 

COMMITTEE: State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This resolution urges Congress to alter or abolish the Apportionment Act of 1911.

 

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18-2373

03/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

A RESOLUTION urging Congress to repeal or amend the Apportionment Act of 1911.

 

Whereas, since the enactment of the Apportionment Act of 1911, Public Law 62–5, 37 Stat. 13, the ratio of population to United States House of Representatives members has collapsed from approximately 216,773:1 in 1911, to approximately 740,844:1 in 2016; and

Whereas, the United States offers less federal representation in the lower house of its federal government than all of the following countries: Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Japan; and

Whereas, the reasons for the limit of United States House seats has been overcome; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the New Hampshire house of representatives hereby calls upon its federal colleagues to urge immediate action by the United States House of Representatives to rectify the collapse in House representation ratios over the course of the last century; and

That copies of this resolution be transmitted by the house clerk to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and each member of the New Hampshire congressional delegation.

Links

HR21 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 25, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 7, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HR21 Revision: 1982 Date: Nov. 6, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

Docket


Feb. 8, 2018: Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/08/2018 HJ 3 P. 14


Feb. 7, 2018: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 5 P. 16


: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 19-0; CC)


Jan. 25, 2018: Executive Session: 01/25/2018 LOB 206


Jan. 24, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/24/2018 10:00 AM LOB 206


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs HJ 1 P. 25