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H.R. 2440 (117th): Stay in Line To Vote Act

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About the bill

While only 67 percent of eligible voters voted in 2020, 100 percent of them ate food and drank water.

Context

Heading into the 2020 election, Georgia had been considered a reliably Republican state. They’d voted GOP for president in the last six presidential elections, and last elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate with Zell Miller in 2000. In 2020, though, Georgia voted Democratic for president and for both U.S. Senate elections.

In 2021, however, Republicans still held complete control of Georgia’s state government — governor, state Senate, and state House — because of the 2018 elections. The state passed the Election Integrity Act, which made election and voting laws more restrictive, by party-line votes of 100–75 in the state House and 34–20 in the state Senate.

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Sponsor and status

Susan Wild

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Apr 8, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 8, 2021, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

23 Cosponsors (23 Democrats)

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History

Apr 8, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2440 (117th) was 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. 2440. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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