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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Voter Empowerment Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2017
  • Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To modernize voter registration, promote access to voting for individuals with disabilities, protect the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/23/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (9)

Date
07/14/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/23/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, Veterans' Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/23/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (186)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 06/23/2017
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 06/23/2017
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 06/23/2017
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 07/13/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 07/28/2017
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 07/28/2017
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 09/08/2017
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/27/2017
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-18] 07/26/2018
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/25/2018
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 12/12/2018
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-7] 12/12/2018

Committees (6)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Administration06/23/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary06/23/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice07/14/2017 Referred to
House Science, Space, and Technology06/23/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs06/23/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity06/23/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform06/23/2017 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce06/23/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/23/2017)

Voter Empowerment Act of 2017

Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2017

This bill amends the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require states to make available online voter registration.

The federal criminal code is amended to prohibit hindering, interfering with, or preventing voter registration.

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 is amended to require states to promote access to voter registration and voting for individuals with disabilities.

The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) must support pilot programs enabling individuals with disabilities to register and vote at their residences.

The bill reauthorizes support for state and local governments to ensure voting access for individuals with disabilities.

States must notify individuals convicted of a criminal offense under state law, upon release or upon sentence to probation, of their right to vote in federal elections.

Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2017

This bill revises auditing requirements for voting systems.

Voting systems must use individual, durable, voter-verified paper ballots.

The National Science Foundation must support the study and development of accessible ballot voting and best practices to enhance the accessibility of voting for certain individuals.

With exceptions, states must audit federal election results.

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is amended to extend the guarantee of voting residency to family members of absent military personnel.

The EAC must support poll-worker recruitment and training and develop materials for a model program.

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 is amended to prohibit a chief state election administration official, unless the official or a family member is a candidate, from taking part in political management or in a political campaign for federal office over which the official has supervisory authority.

The EAC is reauthorized and its exemption from certain contracting requirements is repealed.