S. 874 (101st): National Voter Registration Act of 1989


May 1, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 26, 1990.


Wendell Ford

Senator from Kentucky


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish national voter registration procedures for Presidential and Congressional elections, and for other purposes.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 250 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Vetoed & Override Failed in Senate
Sep 22, 1992

H.R. 2190 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Feb 6, 1990

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 874” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 1, 1989
Reported by Committee
Jun 14, 1989
Failed Cloture in the Senate
Sep 26, 1990


29 cosponsors (29D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Sep 26, 1990 5:25 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 55/42

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