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Titles (36)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Title(s) as Introduced

For the People Act of 2021

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act
  • Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2021
  • CLEAR Act
  • Conflicts from Political Fundraising Act of 2021
  • Connecting Lobbyists and Electeds for Accountability and Reform Act
  • DISCLOSE Act of 2021
  • Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2021
  • Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2021
  • Democracy Restoration Act of 2021
  • Election Security Act
  • Empower Act of 2021
  • Ethics in Public Service Act
  • Executive Branch Comprehensive Ethics Enforcement Act of 2021
  • Executive Branch Conflict of Interest Act
  • Fair Elections Now Act of 2021
  • Help America Run Act
  • Honest Ads Act
  • Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2021
  • Presidential Inaugural Committee Oversight Act
  • Prevent Election Hacking Act of 2021
  • Redistricting Reform Act of 2021
  • Restoring Integrity to America’s Elections 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 2021
  • Voter Empowerment Act of 2021
  • Voter Registration Efficiency Act
  • Voter Registration Modernization Act of 2021
  • White House Ethics Transparency Act of 2021

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, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/17/2021Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
03/24/2021Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held.
03/17/2021Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (48)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Hickenlooper, John W. [D-CO]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA]* 03/17/2021
Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA]* 03/17/2021

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Rules and Administration03/17/2021 Referred to
03/24/2021 Hearings by

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Subjects (99)

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Introduced in Senate (03/17/2021)

For the People Act of 2021

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

Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect 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.

Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.