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H.R. 36: To repeal the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

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Popularly called “Motor Voter,” the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires states to allow on-the-spot voter registration for people interacting with certain state government agencies. The most common of these is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), for anybody applying for or renewing a driver’s license, giving the law its common nickname.

44 states are subject to the law’s requirements. Six states which span the political spectrum are exempt, because they allowed election-day voter registration when the law was enacted.

The original 1993 bill was primarily supported by Democrats. The House vote was 259–164, with Democrats largely supporting 238–14 and Republicans largely opposing 20–150. The Senate vote was 62–36, …

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Andy Biggs

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 4, 2021

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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


Jan 4, 2021

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