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H.CON.RES.79: Recognizing the 155th anniversary of the House of Representatives' rejection of the Lecompton Constitution of the Territory of Kansas.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2014
Latest Major Action March 20, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recognizes the rejection of the Lecompton Constitution of the Territory of Kansas by the House of Representatives in 1858 as a critical action in admitting Kansas as a free state into the Union of the United States.

Acknowledges the drafting and ensuing debate of that Constitution as a significant catalyst that would lead to the Civil War and the ultimate abolition of slavery.

Congratulates the city of Lecompton, Kansas, for maintaining its historical heritage.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 29, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources