SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE ON H.R. 3313 - MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT OF 2004

Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee on
H.R. 3313 - MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT OF 2004

RULE TO PROVIDE FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3313 AND AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

(in alphabetical order)

Conyers/Watt/Jackson Lee #1
Ensures uniformity in the interpretation of constitutional and federal law by permitting Supreme Court appellate review of the Defense of Marriage Act and of the bill. (WITHDRAWN)

Jackson Lee #2
Strikes section 2 and retains all federal jurisdiction. (LATE) (WITHDRAWN)

Jackson Lee #3
Retains appellate jurisdiction in the federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court. (LATE) (WITHDRAWN)

Jackson Lee #4 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.
Gives Federal courts jurisdiction to hear all matters in common law, state law, Federal statutes, international treaties, and the Constitution. (LATE) (WITHDRAWN)

Jackson Lee #6
Precludes state courts from handling or deciding family law matters. (LATE) (WITHDRAWN)

Stearns #5
Sense of Congress affirming the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). (LATE) (REVISED).

* Summaries derived from information submitted by the amendment sponsors.