With 226 Democratic co-sponsors already backing it, the For The People Act will have its first hearing before the House Judiciary Committee today. The omnibus pro-democracy bill includes measures to reduce unwarranted purging of voter rolls, as well as requiring a code of ethics for the US Supreme Court and a requirement that presidential appointees recuse themselves from overseeing investigations of the president.
The bill also calls for Congress to pass separate legislation that would restore the Voting Rights Act, which was severely weakened by the United States Supreme Court in the case Shelby County v. Holder, and to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United v. FEC ruling.
Conservative luminaries including failed Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore, head of Citizens Majority leader Tom DeLay who resigned from the House under an ethics cloud.
Today's hearing is informational and the Committee is not expected to vote on the proposal.