House Bill 1
117th Congress(2021-2022)
For the People Act of 2021
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Passed House on Mar 3, 2021
Overview
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Introduced
Jan 4, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 11, 2021
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Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1
Congress
117
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
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Passed
March 4, 2021
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

For the People Act of 2021

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.

Text (2)
March 3, 2021
January 4, 2021
Amendments (9)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (6)
Mar 03, 2021
Agreed to in House
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House Amendment 23
Amendments en bloc No. 4 comprised of amendments numbered 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, and 56, printed in Part B of House Report 117-9.
Agreed To
Mar 03, 2021
Not Agreed to in House
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House Amendment 22
Amendment sought to lower the mandatory minimum voting age in Federal elections to 16 years of age.
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Mar 02, 2021
Agreed to in House
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House Amendment 20
Amendments en bloc No. 3 comprised of amendments numbered 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 38, printed in part B of House Report 117-9.
Agreed To
Mar 02, 2021
Not Agreed to in House
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House Amendment 19
Amendment sought to strike subtitle C of title III, the election security title in the bill, which requires the President to produce a national strategy for protecting U.S. democratic institutions.