January 29, 2019 •
House Joint Resolution Introduced Eliminates Counting All Noncitizens During Census
On January 24, Rep. Warren Davidson introduced a resolution proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution providing members of the House of Representatives be apportioned among only U.S. citizens.
House Joint Resolution 34, the Fair Representation Amendment, would eliminate the practice of counting noncitizens during each census, counting only citizens for apportionment of representatives and electoral votes.
“Proper census calculations are needed to ensure that every citizen’s vote counts,” says Davidson in his press release. Davidson first introduced the legislation in the last Congress.
Currently, the census counts everyone residing in the U.S., including individuals employed, working, and residing legally in the country.
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