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Titles (36)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Introduced

For the People Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
  • Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2019
  • CLEAR Act
  • Conflicts From Political Fundraising Act of 2019
  • Connecting Lobbyists and Electeds for Accountability and Reform Act
  • DISCLOSE Act of 2019
  • Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2019
  • Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2019
  • Democracy Restoration Act of 2019
  • Election Security Act
  • Empower Act of 2019
  • Ethics in Public Service Act
  • Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act of 2019
  • Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act
  • Fair Elections Now Act of 2019
  • Help America Run Act
  • Honest Ads Act
  • Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2019
  • Presidential Inaugural Committee Oversight Act
  • Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2019
  • Redistricting Reform Act of 2019
  • Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections Act
  • Save Voters Act
  • Stand By Every Ad Act
  • Stop Automatically Voiding Eligible Voters Off Their Enlisted Rolls in States Act
  • Stop Super PAC–Candidate Coordination Act
  • Stop Waste And Misuse by Presidential Flyers Landing Yet Evading Rules and Standards Act
  • Transition Team Ethics Improvement Act
  • Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act of 2019
  • Voter Empowerment Act of 2019
  • Voter Registration Efficiency Act
  • Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2019
  • White House Ethics Transparency Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

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

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/28/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
03/28/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (46)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 03/28/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/28/2019
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 04/01/2019
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] 04/01/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Finance03/28/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in Senate (03/28/2019)

For the People Act of 2019

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government.

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration and voting access, and limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions.

The bill also sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, protecting the security of the voter rolls, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect the security and integrity of U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

This bill addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money during elections, campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.

This bill establishes an alternative campaign funding system for Senate elections. The system involves federal matching of small contributions for qualified candidates.

This bill sets forth provisions related to ethics in all three branches of government. Specifically, the bill requires a code of ethics for federal judges and justices, prohibits Senators from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, expands enforcement of regulations governing foreign agents, and establishes additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill also requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns.