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Press Release Published: May 8, 2024

Comer Applauds Passage of Equal Representation Act

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) applauded today’s passage of the Equal Representation Act (H.R. 7109).

“The Biden Administration’s open border policies have created the worst border crisis in American history, impacting every American. In the midst of a crisis that is setting records for illegal border crossings, Congress is today taking steps to proactively protect a fair electoral process. This bill adds a simple citizenship question to the decennial census questionnaire to ensure accurate information, and provides that only citizens are counted for apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives and Electoral College votes. American citizens’ federal representation should be determined by American citizens only,” said Chairman Comer.

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