SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS IN PART B PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
1. Suozzi (NY),
Panetta (CA), Peters
(CA), Rose, Max
(NY), Soto (FL), Van
Drew (NJ), Costa
(CA), Crist (FL),
#112 20/20 PROTOCOL Requires the Federal
Elections Commission to conduct an audit after
each Federal election cycle to determine the
incidence of illicit foreign money in the election.
Within 180 Days, the FEC will submit to
Congress a report containing audit results and
recommendation(s) to address the presence of
illicit foreign money.
(TX), Lipinski (IL),
(OR), Welch (VT),
Dingell (MI), Harder
Himes (CT), Reed
(NY), Watkins (KS),
Gallagher (WI), Hurd
(TX), Smucker (PA),
(PA), Stefanik (NY),
(VA), Joyce, David
(MI), Banks (IN),
(OH), Wenstrup (OH)
2. Butterfield (NC),
#95 Ensures states locate polling locations for early
voting in rural areas of the state and ensure
that those polling places are located in
communities that will give rural residents the
best opportunity to vote during the early voting
3. Raskin (MD) #61 Prevents corporate expenditures for campaign
purposes unless the corporation has established
a process for determining the political will of its
4. Hastings (FL),
#4 Requires states to submit a report to Congress
not later than 120 days after the end of a
Federal election cycle regarding the number of
ballots invalidated by signature mismatch, the
attempts to contact voters to provide notice, and
the cure process and results.
5. Cole (OK), Norman
#156 (LATE) Restores a provision currently in law
that bars government contractors from
disclosing campaign contributions as part of the
6. Scanlon (PA) #162 (LATE) Establishes a fourth committee
comprised of election security experts to review
grant requests to ensure funds for election
infrastructure are best spent.
7. Scanlon (PA) #163 (LATE) Requests a study by the Federal
Election Commission to specifically assess
whether the small donor match cap and the sixto-one ratio in H.R.1 is appropriately scaled for
both House and Senate elections.
8. Morelle (NY) #11 Changes pre-election registration deadlines
from 30 days to 28 days before election day to
ensure the deadline does not fall on a legal
9. Shalala (FL) #31 Requires the Office of Government Ethics to
submit a report to Congress regarding the
implications of the retroactive application of the
ethics waiver process.
10. Deutch (FL) #41 Strikes the addition of certain disclosure
requirements for contributions to political
organizations under section 527 of the Internal
Revenue Code under the Ethics in Government
Act. Leaves the determination of conflicts of
interest arising from political fundraising
activities to the relevant designated agency
11. Biggs (AZ) #117 Provides that State DMV’s shall require
individuals applying for a driver’s license to
indicate whether the individual resides in
another State or resided in another State prior
to applying, and whether the individual intends
for the State to serve as the primary residence
for voting. If so, the State election officer of the
prior State of residence shall be notified.
12. Lieu (CA) #155 (LATE) Prohibits political appointees from
using Federal funds to pay for travel on noncommercial, private, or chartered flights for
official business. Exceptions are made if no
commercial flight is available during the time at
which travel is necessary – any senior political
appointee who travels on a non-commercial,
private, or chartered flight under the above
exception must submit a written statement to
Congress certifying that no commercial flight
13. Jayapal (WA) #113 Directs the Office of Government Ethics to
promulgate rules to apply ethics laws to unpaid
employees of the Executive Office of the
President and the White House.
14. Jayapal (WA),
#114 (REVISED) Prohibits compensation for
lobbying contacts on behalf of foreign countries
identified by the Secretary of State as engaging
in a consistent pattern of gross violations of
internationally recognized human rights.
15. Jayapal (WA) #115 (REVISED) Directs the Office of Government
Ethics to promulgate regulations establishing
limits on gifts and donations to legal defense
funds. The regulations shall, at a minimum, set
basic requirements on transparency and
prohibit mixing federal employees with nonfederal employees to ensure federal employees
cannot obtain money from prohibited sources.
16. Connolly (VA),
#74 Establishes a Race to the Top model to award
supplementary grants to state applicants based
on evidence of previous voting system security
reforms and plans for implementing additional
17. Foxx (NC), Rouda
#154 (LATE) Codifies a Senate rule that brings
transparency to sources of compensation for
Congressional fellowships, applying it to both
18. Lawrence (MI) #157 (LATE) Adds Cabinet members to the list of
individuals prohibited from benefiting from an
agreement with the U.S. Government.
19. Gosar (AZ),
#136 (LATE) Includes criminal penalties for failure
to register as a foreign agent, including 5 years
in prison for each instance.
20. Rouda (CA) #91 Requires that all paper ballots used in an
election for Federal office must be printed on
recycled paper. This requirement applies to all
elections occurring on or after January 1, 2021.
21. Rouda (CA) #93 Directs the Election Assistance Commission to
conduct a study of the best ways to design
ballots used in elections for public office to
minimize confusion, including paper and digital
ballots to minimize confusion and user errors.
The EAC must submit to Congress this report
no later than January 1, 2020.
22. Rouda (CA) #94 (REVISED) Directs the Postmaster General to
modify paper change of address forms used by
the United States Postal Service to include a
reminder that any individual using the form
should update the individual’s voter registration
as a result of any change in address.
23. Hice (GA) #125 Removes the granting of subpoena authority to
the Director of the Office of Government Ethics.
24. Pressley (MA),
#127 Lowers the mandatory minimum voting age to
age 16 in federal elections.
25. Green, Mark (TN) #133 (LATE) Expresses a sense of Congress that free
speech should be protected.
26. Green, Al (TX) #32 (REVISED) Directs the Election Assistance
Commission to carry out a pilot program under
which the Commission shall provide funds
during the one-year period beginning after the
date of enactment, to local educational agencies
for initiatives to provide voter registration
information to secondary school students in the
27. Grijalva, Raúl
#62 Provides that States shall permit an individual
who receives a vote by mail ballot to cast the
ballot on the date of the election by delivering
the ballot to a polling place.
28. Yoho (FL) #80 Requires the Judicial Conference of the United
States to implement a judicial code that is at
least as stringent as the requirements placed on
Members of Congress.
29. Moore (WI) #3 (REVISED) Requires voting registration
materials to be sent with notification of
restoration of rights.
30. Moore (WI) #53 Calls for a GAO report on the challenges and
progress made in making elections accessible
for those with disabilities, including an
assessment of the impact of changes included in
31. Davidson (OH) #43 Ensures that states that have taken
appropriate measures to increase voter turnout
are not subject to additional federal voter
32. Davidson (OH) #159 (LATE) Strikes Title IV, subtitle F, which
would allow the SEC to require disclosure of
political contributions made by public
33. Davidson (OH) #160 (LATE) Protects the ability of 501(c)4s to
advocate for causes by striking a provision
intended to allow for additional IRS regulation
34. Lujan (NM) #28 (REVISED) Revises Title III, Part 3, Election
Infrastructure Innovation Grant Program, to
include an emphasis on increasing voter
participation, engage the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST), and increase
funding for the competitive grants.
35. Porter (CA),
#76 Expands the ban prohibiting foreign nationals
from contributing to elections under Section 319
of FECA to also ban foreign nationals from
contributing to state or local ballot initiatives or
36. Pocan (WI) #7 Requires the creation of a single lobbying
information disclosure portal that combines
information currently held and made available
to the public by the House, Senate, and DOJ.
37. Pocan (WI) #8 Ends the practice of prison gerrymandering
whereby incarcerated persons are counted in
Census population counts as residents of
correctional facilities and not their most recent
residence prior to imprisonment.
38. Pocan (WI) #9 Requires states to seek to ensure that any
voting machine used for the purposes of a
federal election, by 2022, is manufactured in the
39. Frankel (FL) #22 Clarifies that election administration
improvement grants may be used to implement
and model best practices for ballot design, ballot
instructions, and the testing of ballots.
40. Ruiz (CA) #37 (REVISED) Prohibits federal funds from being
spent at businesses owned or controlled by the
President, Vice President, or a Cabinet Member.
41. Takano (CA),
Raskin (MD), Castor
#72 Establishes that a federal officeholder or
candidate for federal office must resolve their
campaign contributions within 6 years of
leaving office or campaign.
42. Meng (NY),
Grijalva, Raúl (AZ),
#131 Requires the Election Assistance Commission
poll worker training manual to ensure services
are delivered in a culturally competent manner.
43. Beyer (VA),
#71 Provides grants to states to encourage
involvement of minors in election activities.
44. Schneider (IL) #101 Requires FEC to report to Congress within 180
days how to ensure financial disclosure for
PACs and Super PACs established before
Election Day but whose first disclosure would
occur after Election day, as well as their use of
debt that is paid off after Election Day for
disbursements made before Election Day.
45. Brown (MD),
#46 Ensures Sunday early voting. (10 minutes)
46. Brown (MD) #49 Requires States to include in their annual
report on voter registration statistics, the
breakdown of race, ethnicity, age and gender of
the individuals whose information is included in
47. Brown (MD) #50 Adds early voting to the minimum notification
requirement for voters affected by polling place
changes. Instead of only requiring the State to
notify individuals no later than seven days
before the date of the election, this would
include not later than seven days prior to the
first day of early voting as well, whichever
48. Brown (MD) #51 Requires a portion of the early voting hours of
operations to occur outside of normal business
hours to ensure maximum accessibility to
49. Brown (MD) #52 Requires the States to include in their bi-annual
report to Congress on the operation of the voter
information hotline, a description of any actions
taken in response to reports of voter
intimidation or suppression.
50. Espaillat (NY) #55 Requires the GAO to study the extent to which
state redistricting commissions have met the
membership diversity requirements in the bill.
51. O'Halleran (AZ) #139 (LATE) Prohibits senior executive branch
officials from violating the Federal Travel
Regulations with taxpayer funds, requires
federal agencies to disclose quarterly reports to
Congress detailing senior officials’ travel on
government aircraft, and requires the Office of
Government Ethics to issue a report to
Congress on recommendations to strengthen the
Federal Travel Regulations.
52. O'Halleran (AZ) #140 (LATE) Requires DOD to regularly disclose
reports to Congress detailing the direct and
indirect costs to the Department in support of
presidential travel, including any costs incurred
for travel to properties owned or operated by the
President or his immediate family. This
amendment codifies a recent GAO
recommendation regarding DOD costs of
53. O'Halleran (AZ) #141 (LATE) Requires DOD to provide Congress
regular reports on direct and indirect costs to
the Department in support of travel on military
aircraft provided to senior executive branch
officials, including whether any spousal travel
provided was reimbursed to the federal
54. Brindisi (NY) #19 Directs states to equalize polling hours across
the state within certain parameters. Provides
exceptions for municipalities to set longer
55. McAdams (UT) #27 Decreases, from 20% to 10%, the threshold by
which an individual qualifies as a “lobbyist”
under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.
56. Case (HI) #45 (REVISED) Incentivizes political party
committees to prioritize small dollar donations
(up to $200) to provide enhanced support for
57. Houlahan (PA) #54 Modifies Section 1611 (Early Voting) to require
that States provide for ten hours of early voting
per day rather than four hours, as specified in
the base text.
58. Phillips (MN) #73 Clarifies the authority of FEC attorneys,
including the General Counsel, to represent the
FEC in actions before the Supreme Court.
59. Phillips (MN) #75 Expands the scope of the revolving door
restriction to include a prohibition on "lobbying
activity” for former government officials leaving
public service during the two-year cooling off
60. Phillips (MN),
Torres, Norma (CA)
#79 Ensures the FEC Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel
consists of individuals with diverse party
affiliation and diverse gender and ethnic
61. Levin, Andy (MI) #98 Prohibits violators of the Federal Election
Campaign Act of 1971 and their immediate
family members from serving on redistricting
62. Trahan (MA) #107 Prohibits agents registered under the Foreign
Agents Act from serving on an independent
63. Trahan (MA) #108 Extends the guarantee of residency for purposes
of voting to family members of absent military
64. Kim (NJ) #120 Requires all paper ballots used in an election for
Federal office must be printed in the US on
paper manufactured in the US.
65. Harder (CA) #148 (LATE) States that any person or entity that
makes a lobbying contact with a covered
legislative branch official or a covered executive
branch official shall indicate whether the person
or entity is registered as a lobbyist.
66. Horsford (NV) #149 (LATE) Requires all forms made available by
the FEC to allow for accent symbols.
67. Finkenauer (IA),
Loebsack (IA), Axne
#182 (LATE) Exempts the State of Iowa's current
nonpartisan redistricting system from the Sec.
68. Spanberger (VA),
Torres, Norma (CA)
#21 Requires the Director of National Intelligence to
provide state election officials and Congress an
assessment regarding risks and threats to
election infrastructure 180 days before a
69. Sarbanes (MD),
#124 (REVISED) Expands the ban on foreign money
entering elections to include electioneering
70. Neguse (CO) #5 Allows 16 and 17-year-olds to pre-register to
vote ahead of their 18th birthday.
71. Kirkpatrick (AZ),
#161 (LATE) Requires verification value of credit
cards for the purchase of online advertising.
72. Golden (ME) #70 (REVISED) Authorizes the commission to
refuse to certify a candidate to participate in the
matching public finance program if they have
been assessed three or more civil penalties in
one or more elections previously and makes a
candidate not eligible if there has been a willful
violation. References criminal penalties for
violations of the law.