The House passed, 232-183, a resolution to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) discussed the arguments for and against the removal of the deadline. Congress approved the ERA in 1972. Thirty-five states out of the 38 needed ratified it by 1978, one year before the deadline. However, five states rescinded their ratification by then. Congress extended the deadline to 1982 with no additional states ratifying it before that date. Since the 1982 deadline, three more states approved ratification, including Virginia which became the 38th state in January of this year.