H.R.1: For the People Act of 2019

About This Bill

  • Introduced Jan. 3, 2019
  • Latest Major Action March 14, 2019

Bill Cosponsors

236 (All Democrats)

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Week Ending Rank
May 11, 2019 9th
May 4, 2019 7th
April 28, 2019 4th
April 21, 2019 8th
April 14, 2019 9th
April 7, 2019 6th
March 31, 2019 3rd
March 24, 2019 3rd
March 17, 2019 1st
March 10, 2019 1st
Feb. 17, 2019 7th
Feb. 10, 2019 4th
Feb. 3, 2019 5th
Feb. 3, 2019 2nd
Jan. 20, 2019 7th
Jan. 13, 2019 8th

Bill Summary

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, makes Election Day a federal holiday, and limits removing voters from voter rolls. The bill provides for states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions. The bill also sets forth...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Statement of Administration Policy

The administration opposes this legislation and has recommended the president veto it.

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 501 statements associated with H.R.1.

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 14
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 39.
March 13
Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
March 12
Received in the Senate.
March 8
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 8

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 234 - 193 (Roll no. 118).

March 8

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 197 - 228 (Roll no. 117).

March 8
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
March 8
Floor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded 10 minutes of debate on the Crenshaw motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add language on Upholding Suffrage in America Title XI- Upholding Suffrage in America, Divison D.
March 8
Mr. Crenshaw moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary.
March 8
The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
March 8
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
March 8
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1.
March 8
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of further general debate on H.R. 1.
March 8
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Golden amendment No. 72.
March 8
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kirkpatrick amendment No. 71.
March 8
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Neguse amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Neguse demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 8
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Neguse amendment No. 70.
March 8
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
March 8
Considered as unfinished business.
March 8
Mr. Crenshaw moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2600)
March 8
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2591-2602)
March 7
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
March 7
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
March 7
Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Slotkin amendment No. 69.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Spanberger amendment No. 68.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Kim amendment No. 64.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Trahan amendment No. 63.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Trahan amendment No. 62.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Levin (MI) amendment No. 61.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Phillips amendment No. 58.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Houlahan amendment No. 57.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Case amendment No. 56.
March 7
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Brindisi amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Brindisi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brindisi amendment No. 54.
March 7
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
March 7
Considered as unfinished business.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 49.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 48.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 47.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Brown (MD) amendment No. 45.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Beyer amendment No. 43.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Frankel amendment No. 39.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 38
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pocan amendment No. 37.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lujan amendment No. 34
March 7
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Davidson (OH) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 33.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 32.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davidson (OH) amendment No. 31.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 30.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Moore amendment No. 29.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rodney Davis amendment No. 28.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Grijalva amendment No. 27.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TX) amendment No. 26.
March 7
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Green (TN) amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Green (TN) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Green (TN) amendment No. 25.
March 7
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pressley amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Pressley demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pressley amendment No. 24.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hice (GA) amendment No. 23.
March 7
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Lofgren en bloc amendments No. 1.
March 7
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2555-2571)
March 7
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2515-2547)
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 6.
March 6
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cole amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Cole demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment No. 5.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings amendment No. 4.
March 6
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Raskin amendment, the Chair put the question on the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Rodney Davis (IL) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on agreeing to the amendment until a time to be announced.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Raskin amendment No. 3.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Butterfield amendment No. 2.
March 6
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 172. (consideration: CR H2390-2498)
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Suozzi amendment No. 1.
March 6
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate on H.R. 1.
March 6
The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Chairman of the Committee.
March 6
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 172 and Rule XVIII.
March 6
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-7, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the resolution is considered as adopted. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of March 8, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
March 6
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 172.
March 6
Rule H. Res. 172 passed House.
March 6
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1 as unfinished business.
March 6
On motion that the committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
March 6
Ms. Lofgren moved that the committee rise.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 22.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 21.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rouda amendment No. 20.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lawrence amendment No. 18.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Foxx amendment No. 17.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Connolly amendment No. 16.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 15.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 14.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jayapal amendment No. 13.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ted Lieu (CA) amendment No. 12.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Biggs amendment No. 11.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shalala amendment No. 9.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Morelle amendment No. 8.
March 6
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 172, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Scanlon amendment No. 7.
March 5
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 172 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 with 2 hours of general debate. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-7, modified by the amendment printed in Part A of the resolution is considered as adopted. The resolution provides that it shall be in order at any time through the legislative day of March 8, 2019, for the Speaker to entertain motions that the House suspend the rules.
March 4
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 5.
March 4

Committee on Homeland Security discharged.

March 4

Committee on Ethics discharged.

March 4

Committee on Financial Services discharged.

March 4

Committee on Ways and Means discharged.

March 4

Committee on Education and Labor discharged.

March 4

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology discharged.

March 4

Committee on Oversight and Reform discharged.

March 4

Committee on the Judiciary discharged.

March 4

Committee on Intelligence (Permanent) discharged.

March 4
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 116-15, Part I.
Feb. 26
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 6 - 3.
Feb. 26
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 29
Committee Hearings Held.
Jan. 3
Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, Education and Labor, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Ethics, and Homeland Security, 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.
Jan. 3

Introduced in the House by John Sarbanes (D-Md.)

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