H. J. Res. 79, Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment

Summary: Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding any time limit contained in House Joint Resolution 208, 92nd Congress, as agreed to in the Senate on March 22, 1972, the article of amendment proposed to the States in that joint resolution shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution whenever ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States. (Cosponsors, Somewhat Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 11/08/19.

STATUS: Introduced 11/08/19 by Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] .


  • The proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the United States Constitution is a political and cultural inkblot, onto which many people project their greatest hopes or deepest fears about the changing status of women. Since it was first introduced in Congress in 1923, the ERA has been an issue with both rabid support and fervid opposition. Interpretations of its intent and potential impact have been varied and sometimes contradictory.

    The following answers to frequently asked questions about the ERA are provided to encourage evaluation of the amendment on the basis of facts rather than misrepresentations.

    Further information on the Equal Rights Amendment is available throughout this website, or can be found by viewing the 17-minute video “The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution” which is available for purchase as a digital download. Contact the Alice Paul Institute for more information. (Source: Alice Paul Institute)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.