US HB8363 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 93-0)
Status: Introduced on September 23 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-09-23 - Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
Pending: House Oversight and Reform Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

To protect our democracy by preventing abuses of presidential power, restoring checks and balances and accountability and transparency in government, and defending elections against foreign interference, and for other purposes.

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Title

Protecting Our Democracy Act

Sponsors

Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]
Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]
Sen. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]
Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]
Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure, Rules, Foreign Affairs, Ways and Means, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and House Administration, 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.
2020-09-23HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
2020-09-23HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB1064 (Related) 2019-02-12 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB1847 (Related) 2019-07-18 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB2678 (Related) 2020-12-31 - Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 589.
HB3395 (Related) 2019-06-20 - Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
HB6984 (Related) 2020-05-22 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
HB7694 (Related) 2020-07-23 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
HB7864 (Related) 2020-07-30 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
HB7935 (Related) 2020-08-04 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
HB8335 (Related) 2020-09-22 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
SB4279 (Related) 2020-07-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
HB6689 (Related) 2020-05-01 - Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
SB2242 (Related) 2019-07-23 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
SB2413 (Related) 2019-08-01 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
SB4880 (Related) 2020-10-26 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Appropriations
Budget process
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Civil actions and liability
Congressional elections
Congressional oversight
Congressional-executive branch relations
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Criminal procedure and sentencing
Defense spending
Department of Defense
Department of Justice
Director of National Intelligence
Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Evidence and witnesses
Executive agency funding and structure
Federal officials
Fraud offenses and financial crimes
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government operations and politics
Government studies and investigations
Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
Judges
Judicial procedure and administration
Labor standards
Lawyers and legal services
Legal fees and court costs
Legislative rules and procedure
Merit Systems Protection Board
Military operations and strategy
National Security Agency
Office of Government Ethics
Political advertising
Political parties and affiliation
Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
Public participation and lobbying
Research administration and funding
Right of privacy
Subversive activities
Supreme Court
Tariffs
War and emergency powers

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