The House Dems are trying to push through dangerous legislation. Dangerous for Democracy that is. House Dems have passed Bill H.R.1. They claim it does the following:
“Creates automatic voter registration, Forces presidents to make their tax returns public, Turns over congressional redistricting to independent commissions, and Bars federal lawmakers from settling discrimination cases with public money.”
And that is only scratching the surface of the 622 pages bill.
Pelosi has high hope for the bill.
“H.R. 1 restores the people’s faith that government works for the public interest, the people’s interest, not the special interest,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Friday morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol surrounded by members of her caucus. It “is fundamental to a democracy that people believe that actions taken here will be in their interest.”
But the Republican-led Senate has no interest in passing this bill into law.
The bill has no chance to become law. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said it’s a “terrible bill” that he won’t give any floor time.
GOP critics say the measure is an unconstitutional maneuver that would enable voter fraud, saddle taxpayers with unnecessary costs and tilt elections in favor of Democrats.
“This bill is a Democrat push to elect more Democrats and to put more money into the pockets of members of Congress and anyone running for election … under the guise of campaign finance reform,” said Rodney Davis, R-Ill., the top Republican on the Committee on House Administration, which handled the bill.”
“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which often sides with Democrats, has also criticized H.R. 1 for some of its restrictions on political speech, writing to Congress that the legislation could “unconstitutionally burden the speech and associational rights of many public interest organizations and American citizens” and “chill speech essential to our public discourse.”
The bill would call for a regression back to paper ballots, I feel like they should have excluded Florida from that one, and for 16-year-olds to vote in the presidential elections. Republicans are not for this bill claiming it would open the door to voter fraud. There are college kids that don’t have licenses, how are 16-year-olds supposed to present ID?