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H.R. 1: For the People Act of 2019

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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’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John Sarbanes

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 706 pages
Introduced
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 8, 2019

This bill passed in the House on March 8, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Sarbanes Votes for D.C. Statehood
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020

CAPAC Members Mark Seventh Anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 25, 2020

Rep. Loudermilk: We Must Safeguard the Integrity of our Election System
    — Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R-GA11] on Aug 3, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1 will add $4.3 billion in new spending through 2029.

History

Jan 3, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jan 29, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 6, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Reform

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 26, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 4, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on House Administration

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Mar 8, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 25, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on House Administration

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 19, 2019
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jan 29, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 6, 2020
 
Considered by Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1 is a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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