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

Introduced:

May 1, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

Wendell Ford

Senator from Kentucky

Democrat

About the bill

Full Title

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

May 1, 1989
 
Introduced

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Jun 14, 1989
 
Reported by Committee

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Sep 26, 1990
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

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