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S. 949: For the People Act of 2019

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A bill 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

Tom Udall

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Mexico. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2019
Length: 687 pages
Mar 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Mar 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

VIDEO: Senate Republicans Block Udall, Merkley Effort to Pass ‘For the People Act’ to Restore our Democracy and Protect Elections From Foreign Interference
    — Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM] (Sponsor) on Mar 10, 2020

Wyden Leads Resolution to Designate September as National Voting Rights Month
    — Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2019

Rep. Pressley and Freshmen Democrats Call on Sen. McConnell to Do His Job
    — Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA7] on Jun 5, 2019

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Mar 28, 2019

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S. 949 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 949. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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