Spanberger Statement Ahead of Historic Equal Rights Amendment Vote in House Judiciary Committee

Today, the Committee Will Review & Vote on Legislation the Congresswoman Cosponsored to Repeal the ERA Ratification Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of today’s historic U.S. House Judiciary Committee vote on legislation to help ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger released the following statement.

“There is no time limit on equality, and it’s beyond time for women and men to be recognized and protected as equals under the law. Today, we’ll see the House Judiciary Committee vote to make clear that American women deserve equal rights under the U.S. Constitution,” said Spanberger. “I’m proud to be a cosponsor of this resolution to repeal the expiration date on the ratification of the ERA. Especially as we’re seeing growing momentum on this issue back in Virginia, we are now laying the groundwork to hit the federal threshold for the long-overdue ratification. This vote is years in the making—and it’s the result of tireless work from advocates in Virginia and throughout the United States who never stopped fighting for the things that mattered most to them. As a mom, sister, and daughter, I am immensely proud of the House’s progress on this issue and our ongoing push to achieve ratification and equality.”

Currently, the ERA needs only one more U.S. state to ratify the ERA for the amendment to become law. Today, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on a joint resolution that would catalyze the ratification of the ERA in Virginia and across the country. The resolution—introduced by U.S. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA-14)—would repeal the expired deadline for ratification of the ERA. Spanberger is a cosponsor of this resolution.


Recent Posts

Spanberger Backs Bipartisan Effort to Combat Child Sexual Abuse Material Created by Artificial Intelligence

The “Child Exploitation and Artificial Intelligence Expert Commission Act” Would Establish a Commission to Help Law Enforcement Prevent, Detect, & Prosecute AI-Generated Crimes Against Children WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger backed bipartisan legislation to crack down on the creation of child sexual abuse material using artificial intelligence (AI). In June 2023, the Federal Bureau […]

Jul 18, 2024

Spanberger Announces More Than $92,000 to Implement Nutrition Program at Carver Center in Culpeper County

These Federal Grant Dollars Will Help Implement a Program Using the Carver Food Enterprise Center’s Commercial Kitchen — Which the Congresswoman Helped Construct by Securing Federal Funds in 2022 — for Monthly Delivery of Local, Healthy Food to Virginia Students WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) received […]

Jul 17, 2024

Spanberger, Virginia Democrats Urge Governor Youngkin to Make IRS Direct File Available in Virginia & Help Virginians Avoid Fees

IRS Recently Opened Direct File to All 50 States After Successful Pilot, But Participation Requires Further Action by Youngkin Administration & Virginia General Assembly WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger and Members of Virginia’s congressional delegation urged Governor Glenn Youngkin to take the necessary steps to allow Virginians the option of using the Internal Revenue […]