Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), joined by Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and 195 cosponsors, reintroduced her House Joint Resolution to facilitate expeditious ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). By removing the arbitrary deadline for ratification, Rep. Speier’s resolution clears up any legal ambiguity and reaffirms Congress’ support for the ERA and women’s equality. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also announced their companion joint resolution in the U.S. Senate, which also removes the deadline to ratify the ERA.
A copy of the resolution text is attached below.
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