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H.R. 5314: Protecting Our Democracy Act

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To protect our democracy by preventing abuses of presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Adam Schiff

Sponsor. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2021
Length: 274 pages
Sep 21, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 9, 2021

This bill passed in the House on December 9, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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


168 Cosponsors (168 Democrats)

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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 5314 – Protecting Our Democracy Act (Dec 9, 2021)

What legislators are saying

House Passes Protect Our Democracy Act Including Cicilline Amendments on White House Data
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 10, 2021

DelBene Leads the Call for Enhanced Campaign Cybersecurity in Democracy Reform Bill
    — Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA1] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 9, 2021

Gosar Offers Three Amendments to Rein in Executive Branch Abuse, Democrats Reject All of Them
    — Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ4] on Dec 10, 2021

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Sep 21, 2021

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Dec 3, 2021
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Dec 9, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5314 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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