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House Dems pass 'power grab' voting rights bill; McConnell says proposal has no chance in Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., And other House Democrats rally ahead of the passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. (Associated Press)           U.S. House Democrats passed on to sweeping anti-corruption and voting rights on Friday that they were intended to make voting easier, as well as strengthening ethics rules, while also rejecting motion to condemned immigrants. The legislation, dubbed the "For The People Act" or "HR1," passed 234-193 along party lines. The proposal – nearly 700 pages – calls for Election Day to be designated a federal holiday, requires all states to offer automatic voter registration, restitution rights to convicted felons, institutes independent redistricting commissions to outreach and requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names of donors who contribute more than $ 10,000 in effort to rein in dark-money groups. . "It's a power grab for the American people," U.S. Rope. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Who leads the House administration committee at the New York Times. FLORIDA: VOTING RIGHTS OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION FELONS RESTORED The Bill also requires the president and vice president to release 10 years of federal tax returns, as well as presidential candidates. "This bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the integrity of our elections," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Said Friday, the Times "This bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the integrity of our elections." – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. The legislation has…

U.S. House Democrats passed on to sweeping anti-corruption and voting rights on Friday that they were intended to make voting easier, as well as strengthening ethics rules, while also rejecting motion to condemned immigrants.

The legislation, dubbed the “For The People Act” or “HR1,” passed 234-193 along party lines.

The proposal – nearly 700 pages – calls for Election Day to be designated a federal holiday, requires all states to offer automatic voter registration, restitution rights to convicted felons, institutes independent redistricting commissions to outreach and requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names of donors who contribute more than $ 10,000 in effort to rein in dark-money groups. .

“It’s a power grab for the American people,” U.S. Rope. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Who leads the House administration committee at the New York Times.

FLORIDA: VOTING RIGHTS OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION FELONS RESTORED

The Bill also requires the president and vice president to release 10 years of federal tax returns, as well as presidential candidates.

“This bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the integrity of our elections,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Said Friday, the Times

“This bill is a massive federal government takeover that would undermine the integrity of our elections.”

– House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

The legislation has almost no chance of passing in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Has indicated that he will not pay the bill, effectively killing the bill.

“We know this bill is not going to be signed into law,” said Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, the ranking Republican on the House subcommittee on elections, on the House floor before the vote. “This bill is nothing but a bill that is for loading billions of billions of dollars into the coffers of members of Congress.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

In the broader debate on voter accessibility, House Democrats also voted Friday to defend localities that allow non-citizens to vote in their elections, the Washington Times reported. The 228-197 vote would have almost no effect if noncitizens are barred from participating in federal elections. The GOP-backed measure would have added language to “HR1 stating that” allows illegal immigrants the right to vote, the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens. “

” and let all of the people come in, “Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, customs colleagues. The measure referenced San Francisco’s policy of allowing noncitizens, including undocumented immigrants, to vote in school board elections.

Just six Democrats voted against it and one Republican opposed it.

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