In 1971, the Equal Rights Amendment passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 354 to 24. In 1972, the ERA passed the Senate with a vote of 84 to 8. Not being ratified by enough states, the Equal Rights Amendment failed to become part of the United States Constitution.
In the 110th Congress of 2007-2008, the Equal Rights Amendment never came up for a vote. It was cosponsored by 205 members of the House and 25 members of the Senate, including now-President Barack Obama and now-Vice President Joseph Biden.