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S. 2747: 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
Introduced
Sep 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Failed Cloture on Oct 20, 2021

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on October 20, 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.

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

Cosponsors

49 Cosponsors (47 Democrats, 2 Independents)

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

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

Pingree Joins House Democrats in Sending Third Voting Rights Bill to US Senate
    — Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] on Jan 13, 2022

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

History

Sep 14, 2021
 
Introduced

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

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.

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

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2747 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.

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