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H.R. 8873: Presidential Election Reform Act

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To amend title 3, United States Code, to reform the process for the counting of electoral votes, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Zoe Lofgren

Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Length: 40 pages
Sep 19, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 21, 2022

This bill passed in the House on September 21, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

27% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 8873 – Presidential Election Reform Act (Sep 21, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Cheney Applauds House Passage Of Presidential Election Reform Act
    — Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 21, 2022

Changing the Electoral Count will not Prevent Future Attacks
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] on Sep 21, 2022

Rep. Barragn Votes for The Presidential Election Reform Act
    — Rep. Nanette Barragán [D-CA44] on Sep 22, 2022

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Sep 19, 2022

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Sep 19, 2022
On House Schedule

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Sep 19, 2022
Text Published

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Sep 21, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 8873 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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