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HR 1

Title: For the People Act of 2021
Author: Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)

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, ...

Status
Introduced in House 01/04/2021
Introduced in House 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology. 01/04/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. 03/01/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. 03/01/2021
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 179 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit. 03/01/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 179. (consideration: CR H886-1009; text: CR H886-972) 03/02/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 179, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 1. 03/02/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 179, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 2. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 179, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Bush amendment No. 14. 03/02/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Bush amendment No. 14, the Chair put the question on the agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Green(GA) demanded yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 179, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) amendment No. 19. 03/02/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Rodney Davis (IL) amendment No. 19, the Chair put the question on the agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the nays had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/02/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 179, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 3. 03/02/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 3, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lofgren demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/02/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1 is postponed. 03/02/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1009-1010) 03/02/2021
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed. 03/02/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection. 03/02/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection. 03/02/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1 is postponed. 03/02/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 1. 03/03/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1023-1037) 03/03/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 179, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 28. 03/03/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection. 03/03/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 179, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pressley amendment No. 37. 03/03/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pressley amendment, the Chair put the question on the agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) demanded yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/03/2021
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 179, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 4. 03/03/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lofgren amendment en bloc No. 4, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Gohmert demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/03/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1 was postponed. 03/03/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 1. 03/03/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1037-1038) 03/03/2021
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. 03/03/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule 19, further consideration of H.R. 1 was postponed. 03/03/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 1. 03/03/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1039) 03/03/2021
Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit to the Committee on House Administration. (text: CR H1039) 03/03/2021
The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to the rule. 03/03/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - The Chair put the question on the motion to recommit and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced. 03/03/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1 was postponed. 03/03/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed with further consideration of H.R. 1. 03/03/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1071-1072) 03/03/2021
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 - 219 (Roll no. 61). 03/03/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 210 (Roll no. 62). 03/03/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 210 (Roll no. 62). 03/03/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 03/03/2021
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1. 03/03/2021
Received in the Senate. 03/11/2021

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    Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD)
    U.S. Representative

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