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Democrats’ Sweeping Election-Reform Bill
Mar 12, 2019 at 02:03 PM

The Quick Facts

  • 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.

Food For Thought

What are the pros and cons of H.R. 1? Why is this election reform bill a big deal?

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