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- On Friday, the House passed a sweeping anti-corruption and government ethics election reform bill. It contains provisions that would alter how campaigns are run as well as how elections in the country are conducted.
- The bill, known as both H.R. 1 and the For The People Act, passed 234-193 along party lines.
- Some of the provisions include: expanding early voting and automatic voter registration, attempts to curtail the power of special interests and large donors, mandated independent redistricting, and expanded power for the Federal Election Commission.
- The bill would also require presidents, vice presidents and candidates for the White House to release their annual tax filings.
- H.R. 1 has been opposed by the ACLU, which cited First Amendment concerns. It is unlikely to get enough Republican support to pass in the Senate.