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H. Rept. 117-380: 21st Century President Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 3285, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, June 21, 2022   [open pdf - 282KB]

From the Document: "The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 3285) to amend gendered terms in Federal law relating to the President and the President's spouse, having considered the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and recommends that the bill do pass. [...] H.R. 3285, the '21st Century President Act,' would amend gendered terms in section 879 of title 18 of the United States Code, which provides that it is a criminal offense to threaten to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm upon the President, the President's spouse, and certain other individuals. [...] Our Nation has long struggled with voting and equality in representation. For example, the U.S. Constitution did not recognize women's right to vote until it was amended in 1920, with the adoption of the 19th Amendment. It would take another 96 years before a major political party would nominate a woman for candidacy in a presidential election. In the 2020 presidential election, the major party candidates included one member of the LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning] community and six women. It is time that section 879, the statute concerning threats against former Presidents and Vice Presidents and their families, be revised to remove outdated terms such as, 'wife,' 'her,' and 'widow' in the statute."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 117-380; House of Representatives Report 117-380
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Date:
2022-06-21
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
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