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H.R. 5746 (117th): Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act


To amend title 51, United States Code, to extend the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into leases of non-excess property of the Administration.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Donald Beyer

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022
Length: 720 pages
Introduced
Oct 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on January 19, 2022.

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

5 Cosponsors (3 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Beyer Statement on H.R. 5746, the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
    — Rep. Donald Beyer [D-VA8] (Sponsor) on Jan 13, 2022

Carter on Democrats’ backroom election overhaul deal
    — Rep. Earl “Buddy” Carter [R-GA1] on Jan 13, 2022

Bacon Votes Against Federal Takeover and Public Funding of Elections
    — Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE2] on Jan 13, 2022

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5746 will add $3 billion in new spending through 2031.

History

Oct 27, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Dec 3, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 8, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 14, 2021
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 7, 2022
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Jan 13, 2022
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Jan 19, 2022
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

H.R. 5746 (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. 5746. 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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