advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: March 08, 2019 11:43AM
Bitterly opposed by Republicans.

House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
[thehill.com]

House Democrats passed a sweeping electoral reform bill in a 234-193 party-line vote on Friday.

The For The People Act, better known as H.R. 1 — spearheaded by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) — aims to expand voting rights, implement new ethics rules and increase transparency in elections, according to its proponents.

The bill includes provisions to enable automatic voter registration, strengthen resources to stave off foreign threats on elections and make Election Day a national holiday for federal workers.

Democrats unveiled the legislation shortly after the start of the 116th Congress, underscoring its importance in their agenda. Supporters of the bill argued it's necessary in order to tackle corruption and dark money in politics. Under the legislation, the Citizens United Supreme Court case, which got rid of some limits on corporate and union political spending, would be overturned and coordination between super PACs and candidates would be prohibited.
-
Wadda you think Mitch?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vocally opposed the bill, which Republicans have dubbed the “Democrat Politician Protection Act," asserting the measure is going nowhere in the upper chamber. McConnell’s pushback played a key role in rallying all House Republicans against the bill and helping them remain on message, one senior GOP aide told The Hill
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 08, 2019 11:44AM
A good blueprint for a future date.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 08, 2019 12:09PM
In the Republican party’s defense, you can’t reform what you consider to be already fair (i.e. winning).

It’s no wonder they labeled as they did. Forget country, there’s a Party to protect!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 08, 2019 01:19PM
Yup, protecting citizens’ right to vote is definitely a Dem power grab.

RollingEyesSmiley5

Glad they did this, even if it’s symbolic. They’d have to pass it 56 more times to catch up with House Repubs efforts to kill Obamacare.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 08, 2019 02:17PM
Anybody want to bet on if Mitch ever brings it up for a vote?



In tha 360. [url=Zee Maps Now requires a subscription/payment to work]MRF User Map[/url]
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 08, 2019 03:33PM
Quote
Filliam H. Muffman
Anybody want to bet on if Mitch ever brings it up for a vote?

Probability = 0
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: JoeH
Date: March 08, 2019 04:42PM
Quote
Ted King
Quote
Filliam H. Muffman
Anybody want to bet on if Mitch ever brings it up for a vote?

Probability = 0

You optimist!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: House passes sweeping electoral reform bill
Posted by: bfd
Date: March 08, 2019 06:09PM
Now maybe they'll get to work on the Electrical Reform Bill and save us from the PoCo monopoly…
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 256
Record Number of Users: 52 on November 20, 2014
Record Number of Guests: 2330 on October 25, 2018