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H.R. 1414: Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act

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In recent years, the commission has deadlocked on a majority of its votes.

Context

Created in 1975 in reaction to the Watergate scandal, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency dealing with campaign finance.

By law, the commission has six members, nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate to serve staggered terms. As an intended bulwark to partisanship, no more than three of those six members can be affiliated with the same political party. Currently, the commission has three Republicans, two Democrats, and one independent.

That full slate of six commissioners has only existed relatively recently, though. From March 2017 to December 2020, the commission never stood at its full six members. During times when they had four or five members, that still constituted a ...

Sponsor and status

Derek Kilmer

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021
Length: 24 pages
Introduced
Feb 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 26, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

5 Cosponsors (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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

Feb 26, 2021
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
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Signed by the President

H.R. 1414 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. 1414. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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