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S. 2747 (117th): Freedom to Vote Act

A bill to expand Americans' access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Length: 594 pages
Sep 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
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 October 20, 2021.

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).


49 Cosponsors (46 Democrats, 3 Independents)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: S.2747 – Freedom to Vote Act (Oct 20, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Rep. Norcross Statement on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
    — Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1] on Jan 13, 2022

Congressman Al Green Proudly Stands with President Biden and Vice President Harris in the Fight for Passage of National Voting Rights Legislation
    — Rep. Al Green [D-TX9] on Jan 11, 2022

Sarbanes on Republican Inaction to Safeguard Voting Rights
    — Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] on Nov 3, 2021

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Sep 14, 2021

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Oct 20, 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.

S. 2747 (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 S. 2747. 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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