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For the People Act

Summary of H.R.1 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): For the People Act of 2021

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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.

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Texas Republicans’ new restrictive voting law: What’s in it and what it does - Vox
Texas Democrats literally fled the state to try to block this bill.
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Jul 28, 2021, Wed ...
Manchin, Schumer, Warnock and others craft revised voting rights bill - The Washington Post
Several key senators huddled inside Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s office on Wednesday to hash out the details of the new bill.
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Jul 08, 2021, Thu ...
How Democrats Are Fighting to Save Voting Rights - The Atlantic
Following the Supreme Court’s recent Arizona decision, voting-rights activists know they have to act fast.
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Jul 07, 2021, Wed ...
Biden to Meet With Civil Rights Groups to Discuss Voting Rights - Bloomberg
President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with civil rights groups at the White House on Thursday to discuss voting rights legislation that has stalled in Congress due to Republican opposition.
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Jun 24, 2021, Thu ...
How Democrats Hope to Change the Filibuster - The Atlantic
The weight of history is on Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.
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Jun 17, 2021, Thu ...
Joe Manchin Call With Billionaire Donors Offers Rare Glimpse of Dealmaking
Manchin urged big-money donors with No Labels to talk to Sen. Roy Blunt about flipping his vote on the commission in order to save the filibuster.
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Jun 10, 2021, Thu ...
Joe Manchin's "highly suspicious" reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby | Salon.com
Was Manchin swayed by lobbying from Koch-backed groups and conservatives who helped write voting restrictions?
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Jun 08, 2021, Tue ...
The For the People Act was doomed from the start. Then Joe Manchin made it official. - Vox
There are three threats facing American democracy right now. The For the People Act left some unaddressed.
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Joe Manchin is opposing big parts of Biden agenda as Koch network presses him
The Koch network has been actively pressuring Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose key legislative items linked to Biden's agenda.
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Stacey Abrams-led group launches campaign to mobilize young voters of color around voting rights bill - CBS News
The Hot Call Summer campaign will contact voters in 2022 battleground states that are moving controversial voting legislation.
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Jun 07, 2021, Mon ...
Manchin’s opposition a ‘body blow’ to Democrats’ voting rights legislation | PBS NewsHour
The U.S. Senate has returned to work facing a crowded field of initiatives. But West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist, may throw a wrench in his party's agenda on the issue of voting rights. Congressional correspondent Lisa ...
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Jun 06, 2021, Sun ...
Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster - The New York Times
Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, appeared to slam the door on the far-reaching measure when he wrote that he would not vote for any partisan voting bill.
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Jun 02, 2021, Wed ...
Voting rights bill: What's in H.R. 1?
If passed, the bill would mark a huge expansion of voting rights.
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Mar 03, 2021, Wed ...
House Democrats pass sweeping elections bill - The Washington Post
Democrats say that the GOP’s state-level efforts make it important to act at the federal level to preserve expansive voting laws.
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