S.9: Clean and Fair Elections Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 19 (18 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Clean and Fair Elections Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate with respect to congressional attention to elections and voting, including concerning:

  • structuring election administration and campaign finance systems so that the interests of the American public are the first priority;
  • greater transparency and an end to anonymous political spending by shadow groups and special interests;
  • disclosure of campaign contributions in a searchable, public online database,
  • safeguarding the right to vote, including by prohibiting deceptive and misleading efforts to prevent voters from exercising the franchise;
  • streamlining voting procedures;
  • passage of legislation that includes expanded absentee voting, mandatory early voting periods, and voter registration reforms;
  • ensuring that local election officials have working voting systems that are accessible, secure, and easy to use;
  • state plans to reduce lines at pollin...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (text of measure as introduced: CR S47-48)