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S. 2093: For the People Act of 2021


A bill to expand Americans' access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jeff Merkley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Oregon. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021
Length: 888 pages
Introduced
Jun 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Failed Cloture on Jun 22, 2021

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on June 22, 2021. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)

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

History

Jun 16, 2021
 
Introduced

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

Jun 17, 2021
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 22, 2021
 
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.

This was a vote to end debate so that the Senate could move to a vote on the For The People Act itself (a previous iteration of which was S ...

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Senate (House next)

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2093 is 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 S. 2093. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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