WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.J. Res. 17, a bill to remove the deadline for the ratification of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. In response, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) issued the following statement:

“Democrats continue to push through highly-partisan, divisive legislation absent all process and compromise. This unconstitutional resolution does nothing to advance equality. Instead, it is being used as a vehicle for far-left special interest groups and liberal activists to challenge state laws that respect the right to life and enshrine pro-abortion rights in the Constitution. The deadline for states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has long passed, and more than four decades later, Congress does not have the authority to simply extend it.

“Women do not need a constitutional amendment to tell us we are equal; the Constitution and federal law already provide equal protection for all Americans.”

Click here to watch Congresswoman Fischbach's remarks on the House floor

Michelle Fischbach is a wife, mom, grandma, attorney, and the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Get updates from Rep. Fischbach’s congressional office on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.