The Bill “For the People Act of 2019” Has Been Passed

Bill Passed: To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

The bill passed the House on Mar 08, 2019. It was first sponsored by (D) Representative John Sarbanes from MD.

The bill mainly concerns itself with these subjects; Federal officials, Subversive activities, Congressional agencies, Congressional oversight, Russia, Congressional elections, Judges, Supreme Court, House of Representatives, Political advertising, Tax-exempt organizations, Members of Congress, Executive Office of the President, Library of Congress, Business records, Business ethics, Voting rights, Congressional operations and organization, Constitution and constitutional amendments, Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad, Military personnel and dependents, Disability and paralysis, Government ethics and transparency, public corruption, Legislative rules and procedure, Wages and earnings, Elections, voting, political campaign regulation, Civil actions and liability, Federal appellate courts, Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management, Government information and archives, Administrative law and regulatory procedures, State and local government operations, Tax administration and collection, taxpayers, Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information, Internet and video services, Corporate finance and management, News media and reporting, U.S. and foreign investments, Census and government statistics, Television and film, Federal district courts, Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies, Public participation and lobbying, Foreign and international corporations, Federal Election Commission (FEC), Digital media, Fraud offenses and financial crimes, Computer security and identity theft, Government studies and investigations, Congressional districts and representation, Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents, Government Publishing Office (GPO) and Government Operations and Politics.

List of 1st bill amendments

  • An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to request a study by the Federal Election Commission to specifically assess whether the small donor match cap and the six-to-one ratio in H.R.1 is appropriately scaled for both House and Senate elections.
  • An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to establish a fourth committee comprised of election security experts to review grant requests to ensure funds for election infrastructure are best spent.
  • An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 116-6 to restore a provision currently in law that bars government contractors from disclosing campaign contributions as part of the bidding process.
  • An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to submit a report to Congress not later than 120 days after the end of a Federal election cycle regarding the number of ballots invalidated by signature mismatch, the attempts to contact voters to provide notice, and the cure process and results.
  • An amendment numbered 3 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prevent corporate expenditures for campaign purposes unless the corporation has established a process for determining the political will of its shareholders.
  • An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure states locate polling locations for early voting in rural areas of the state and ensure that those polling places are located in communities that will give rural residents the best opportunity to vote during the early voting period.
  • An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the Federal Elections Commission to conduct an audit after each Federal election cycle to determine the incidence of illicit foreign money in the election. Within 180 Days, the FEC will submit to Congress a report containing audit results and recommendation(s) to address the presence of illicit foreign money.
  • An amendment numbered 61 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to prohibit violators of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and their immediate family members from serving on redistricting commissions.
  • An amendment numbered 58 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify the authority of FEC attorneys, including the General Counsel, to represent the FEC in actions before the Supreme Court.
  • An amendment numbered 57 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to modify Section 1611 (Early Voting) to require that States provide for ten hours of early voting per day rather than four hours, as specified in the base text.
  • An amendment numbered 56 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to incentive political party committees to prioritize small dollar donations (up to $200) to provide enhanced support for candidates.
  • An amendment numbered 54 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to direct States to equalize polling hours across the state within certain parameters. Provides exceptions for municipalities to set longer hours.
  • An amendment numbered 49 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require the states to include in their bi-annual report to Congress on the operation of the voter information hotline, a description of any actions taken in response to reports of voter intimidation or suppression.
  • An amendment numbered 48 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require a portion of the early voting hours of operations to occur outside of normal business hours to ensure maximum accessibility to working individuals.
  • An amendment numbered 47 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to add early voting to the minimum notification requirement for voters affected by polling place changes. Instead of only requiring the State to notify individuals no later than seven days before the date of the election, or the first day of an early voting period (whichever comes first).
  • An amendment numbered 45 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to ensure Sunday early voting.
  • An amendment numbered 43 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to provide grants to states to encourage involvement of minors in election activities.
  • An amendment numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to clarify that election administration improvement grants may be used to implement and model best practices for ballot design, ballot instructions, and the testing of ballots.
  • An amendment numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to require states to seek to ensure that any voting machine used for the purposes of a federal election, by 2022, is manufactured in the United States.
  • An amendment numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 116-16 to end the practice of prison gerrymandering whereby incarcerated persons are counted in Census population counts as residents of correctional facilities and not their most recent residence prior to imprisonment.

Cosponsors

  • (D) Rep. Nancy Pelosi from CA
  • (D) Rep. Alma Adams from NC
  • (D) Rep. Colin Allred from TX
  • (D) Rep. Nanette Barragán from CA
  • (D) Rep. Joyce Beatty from OH
  • (D) Rep. Donald Beyer from VA
  • (D) Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. from GA
  • (D) Rep. Earl Blumenauer from OR
  • (D) Rep. Suzanne Bonamici from OR
  • (D) Rep. Brendan Boyle from PA
  • (D) Rep. Anthony Brown from MD
  • (D) Rep. Julia Brownley from CA
  • (D) Rep. Cheri Bustos from IL
  • (D) Rep. G. K. Butterfield from NC
  • (D) Rep. Salud Carbajal from CA
  • (D) Rep. Tony Cárdenas from CA
  • (D) Rep. Matt Cartwright from PA
  • (D) Rep. Ed Case from HI
  • (D) Rep. Sean Casten from IL
  • (D) Rep. Kathy Castor from FL
  • (D) Rep. Judy Chu from CA
  • (D) Rep. David Cicilline from RI
  • (D) Rep. Gilbert Cisneros from CA
  • (D) Rep. Katherine Clark from MA
  • (D) Rep. Yvette D. Clarke from NY
  • (D) Rep. William Lacy Clay from MO
  • (D) Rep. James E. Clyburn from SC
  • (D) Rep. Steve Cohen from TN
  • (D) Rep. Gerald E. Connolly from VA
  • (D) Rep. Jim Cooper from TN
  • (D) Rep. J. Luis Correa from CA
  • (D) Rep. Joe Courtney from CT
  • (D) Rep. TJ Cox from CA
  • (D) Rep. Angie Craig from MN
  • (D) Rep. Charlie Crist from FL
  • (D) Rep. Jason Crow from CO
  • (D) Rep. Elijah E. Cummings from MD
  • (D) Rep. Sharice Davids from KS
  • (D) Rep. Danny K. Davis from IL
  • (D) Rep. Susan A. Davis from CA
  • (D) Rep. Madeleine Dean from PA
  • (D) Rep. Peter A. DeFazio from OR
  • (D) Rep. Diana DeGette from CO
  • (D) Rep. Rosa DeLauro from CT
  • (D) Rep. Suzan K. DelBene from WA
  • (D) Rep. Antonio Delgado from NY
  • (D) Rep. Val Demings from FL
  • (D) Rep. Mark DeSaulnier from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ted Deutch from FL
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Dingell from MI
  • (D) Rep. Mike Doyle from PA
  • (D) Rep. Eliot L. Engel from NY
  • (D) Rep. Veronica Escobar from TX
  • (D) Rep. Anna G. Eshoo from CA
  • (D) Rep. Adriano Espaillat from NY
  • (D) Rep. Dwight Evans from PA
  • (D) Rep. Lizzie Fletcher from TX
  • (D) Rep. Lois Frankel from FL
  • (D) Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from HI
  • (D) Rep. Ruben Gallego from AZ
  • (D) Rep. John Garamendi from CA
  • (D) Rep. Sylvia Garcia from TX
  • (D) Rep. Jesús García from IL
  • (D) Rep. Jimmy Gomez from CA
  • (D) Rep. Al Green from TX
  • (D) Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Debra Haaland from NM
  • (D) Rep. Josh Harder from CA
  • (D) Rep. Alcee L. Hastings from FL
  • (D) Rep. Jahana Hayes from CT
  • (D) Rep. Denny Heck from WA
  • (D) Rep. Brian Higgins from NY
  • (D) Rep. Katie Hill from CA
  • (D) Rep. Jim Himes from CT
  • (D) Rep. Steven Horsford from NV
  • (D) Rep. Chrissy Houlahan from PA
  • (D) Rep. Steny H. Hoyer from MD
  • (D) Rep. Jared Huffman from CA
  • (D) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee from TX
  • (D) Rep. Pramila Jayapal from WA
  • (D) Rep. Hakeem Jeffries from NY
  • (D) Rep. Hank Johnson from GA
  • (D) Rep. Marcy Kaptur from OH
  • (D) Rep. Bill Keating from MA
  • (D) Rep. Robin Kelly from IL
  • (D) Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III from MA
  • (D) Rep. Ro Khanna from CA
  • (D) Rep. Dan Kildee from MI
  • (D) Rep. Derek Kilmer from WA
  • (D) Rep. Andy Kim from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Ron Kind from WI
  • (D) Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi from IL
  • (D) Rep. Ann McLane Kuster from NH
  • (D) Rep. Conor Lamb from PA
  • (D) Rep. Jim Langevin from RI
  • (D) Rep. Rick Larsen from WA
  • (D) Rep. John B. Larson from CT
  • (D) Rep. Brenda Lawrence from MI
  • (D) Rep. Al Lawson from FL
  • (D) Rep. Barbara Lee from CA
  • (D) Rep. Susie Lee from NV
  • (D) Rep. Andy Levin from MI
  • (D) Rep. Mike Levin from CA
  • (D) Rep. John Lewis from GA
  • (D) Rep. Ted Lieu from CA
  • (D) Rep. Dave Loebsack from IA
  • (D) Rep. Zoe Lofgren from CA
  • (D) Rep. Alan Lowenthal from CA
  • (D) Rep. Nita M. Lowey from NY
  • (D) Rep. Ben Ray Luján from NM
  • (D) Rep. Stephen F. Lynch from MA
  • (D) Rep. Tom Malinowski from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney from NY
  • (D) Rep. Doris Matsui from CA
  • (D) Rep. Betty McCollum from MN
  • (D) Rep. A. Donald McEachin from VA
  • (D) Rep. Jim McGovern from MA
  • (D) Rep. Jerry McNerney from CA
  • (D) Rep. Gregory W. Meeks from NY
  • (D) Rep. Grace Meng from NY
  • (D) Rep. Joe Morelle from NY
  • (D) Rep. Seth Moulton from MA
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell from FL
  • (D) Rep. Jerrold Nadler from NY
  • (D) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano from CA
  • (D) Rep. Richard E. Neal from MA
  • (D) Rep. Joe Neguse from CO
  • (D) Rep. Donald W. Norcross from NJ
  • (D) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton from DC
  • (D) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY
  • (D) Rep. Ilhan Omar from MN
  • (D) Rep. Frank Pallone from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Jimmy Panetta from CA
  • (D) Rep. Chris Pappas from NH
  • (D) Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Scott Peters from CA
  • (D) Rep. Dean Phillips from MN
  • (D) Rep. Chellie Pingree from ME
  • (D) Rep. Mark Pocan from WI
  • (D) Rep. Katie Porter from CA
  • (D) Rep. Ayanna Pressley from MA
  • (D) Rep. David E. Price from NC
  • (D) Rep. Mike Quigley from IL
  • (D) Rep. Jamie Raskin from MD
  • (D) Rep. Kathleen Rice from NY
  • (D) Rep. Max Rose from NY
  • (D) Rep. Harley Rouda from CA
  • (D) Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard from CA
  • (D) Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger from MD
  • (D) Rep. Bobby L. Rush from IL
  • (D) Rep. Tim Ryan from OH
  • (D) Rep. Linda T. Sánchez from CA
  • (D) Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon from PA
  • (D) Rep. Jan Schakowsky from IL
  • (D) Rep. Adam B. Schiff from CA
  • (D) Rep. Brad Schneider from IL
  • (D) Rep. Kim Schrier from WA
  • (D) Rep. Robert C. Scott from VA
  • (D) Rep. José E. Serrano from NY
  • (D) Rep. Terri Sewell from AL
  • (D) Rep. Donna Shalala from FL
  • (D) Rep. Brad Sherman from CA
  • (D) Rep. Albio Sires from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Adam Smith from WA
  • (D) Rep. Darren Soto from FL
  • (D) Rep. Abigail Spanberger from VA
  • (D) Rep. Jackie Speier from CA
  • (D) Rep. Greg Stanton from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Thomas Suozzi from NY
  • (D) Rep. Eric Swalwell from CA
  • (D) Rep. Mark Takano from CA
  • (D) Rep. Bennie Thompson from MS
  • (D) Rep. Mike Thompson from CA
  • (D) Rep. Dina Titus from NV
  • (D) Rep. Rashida Tlaib from MI
  • (D) Rep. Paul Tonko from NY
  • (D) Rep. Norma Torres from CA
  • (D) Rep. Lori Trahan from MA
  • (D) Rep. David Trone from MD
  • (D) Rep. Lauren Underwood from IL
  • (D) Rep. Juan Vargas from CA
  • (D) Rep. Marc Veasey from TX
  • (D) Rep. Filemon Vela from TX
  • (D) Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez from NY
  • (D) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz from FL
  • (D) Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Maxine Waters from CA
  • (D) Rep. Peter Welch from VT
  • (D) Rep. Susan Wild from PA
  • (D) Rep. Frederica Wilson from FL
  • (D) Rep. John Yarmuth from KY
  • (D) Rep. Joaquín Castro from TX
  • (D) Rep. André Carson from IN
  • (D) Rep. Ami Bera from CA
  • (D) Rep. Elissa Slotkin from MI
  • (D) Rep. Marcia L. Fudge from OH
  • (D) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson from TX
  • (D) Rep. Ed Perlmutter from CO
  • (D) Rep. David Scott from GA
  • (D) Rep. Raul Ruiz from CA
  • (D) Rep. Gwen Moore from WI
  • (D) Rep. Bill Foster from IL
  • (D) Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II from MO
  • (D) Rep. Lucy McBath from GA
  • (D) Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester from DE
  • (D) Rep. Pete Aguilar from CA
  • (D) Rep. Karen Bass from CA
  • (D) Rep. Tom O’Halleran from AZ
  • (D) Rep. Josh Gottheimer from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Joe Cunningham from SC
  • (D) Rep. Jim Costa from CA
  • (D) Rep. Daniel Lipinski from IL
  • (D) Rep. Jennifer Wexton from VA
  • (D) Rep. Kendra Horn from OK
  • (D) Rep. Lloyd Doggett from TX
  • (D) Rep. Abby Finkenauer from IA
  • (D) Rep. Cynthia Axne from IA
  • (D) Rep. Peter J. Visclosky from IN
  • (D) Rep. Jared Golden from ME
  • (D) Rep. Elaine Luria from VA
  • (D) Rep. Jefferson Van Drew from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Collin C. Peterson from MN
  • (D) Rep. Mikie Sherrill from NJ
  • (D) Rep. Haley Stevens from MI
  • (D) Rep. Stephanie Murphy from FL
  • (D) Rep. Anthony Brindisi from NY
  • (D) Rep. Kurt Schrader from OR
  • (D) Rep. Vicente Gonzalez from TX
  • (D) Rep. Ben McAdams from UT
  • (D) Rep. Xochitl Torres Small from NM
  • (D) Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan from MP
  • (D) Rep. Henry Cuellar from TX
  • (D) Rep. Cedric Richmond from LA