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H.R. 1: For the People Act of 2021

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To expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, 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 11, 2021
Length: 884 pages
Introduced
Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Mar 3, 2021

This bill passed in the House on March 3, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

222 Cosponsors (222 Democrats)

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

S. 2093 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Jun 22, 2021

Source

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 (Mar 1, 2021)

What legislators are saying

The Fight for Voting Rights
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Jan 21, 2022

Larson Votes for Voting Rights Bill, Urges Senate to Vote
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2022

Sen. Cruz: Democrats are Engaged in a Double Power-Grab with a Twist
    — Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] on Jan 14, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 1 will add $2.2 billion in new spending through 2031.

History

Jan 4, 2021
 
Introduced

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Feb 1, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Feb 11, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Feb 12, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Oversight and Reform

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Feb 22, 2021
 
Text Published

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Feb 24, 2021
 
Considered by Oversight and Investigations

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Feb 25, 2021
 
Considered by Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets

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Mar 3, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Mar 10, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Mar 11, 2021
 
Considered by Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions

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Mar 24, 2021
 
Considered by Housing, Community Development, and Insurance

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Apr 14, 2021
 
Considered by Health

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Apr 20, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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May 6, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Jun 28, 2021
 
Considered by State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

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Jul 12, 2021
 
Considered by Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

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Sep 13, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Oct 21, 2021
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Mar 17, 2022
 
Considered by House Committee on Financial Services

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Jun 22, 2022
 
Considered by State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

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 117th Congress.

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