US HB5314 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 164-0)
Status: Introduced on September 21 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-09-22 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Committee
Hearing: Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm in H-313 CAPITOL
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) foreign interference in elections. Specifically, regarding abuses of presidential power, the bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the President to submit to Congress specified materials relating to certain pardons, prohibits self-pardons by the President, suspends the statute of limitations for federal offenses committed by a sitting President or Vice President, prohibits the acceptance of foreign or domestic emoluments, and sets forth provisions regarding Office of Government Ethics and Office of Special Counsel jurisdiction and enforcement authority. To address checks and balances, accountability, and transparency, the bill authorizes specified actions to enforce congressional subpoenas, imposes limits on presidential declarations of emergencies, requires DOJ to maintain a log of specified communications between it and the White House, requires cause for removal of inspectors general, increases whistleblower protections, requires a candidate for President or Vice President to submit to the Federal Election Commission a copy of the individual's income tax returns for the 10 most recent taxable years, and establishes penalties for political appointees who engage in prohibited political activities. To protect against foreign interference in elections, the bill requires federal campaign reporting of foreign contacts, requires federal campaigns to establish a foreign contacts compliance policy, and specifies that foreign donations to political campaigns and candidates of nonpublic information relating to a candidate are prohibited.

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Title

Protecting Our Democracy Act

Sponsors

Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]
Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]
Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]
Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Melanie Stansbury [D-NM]
Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-09-22HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseReferred 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.
2021-09-21HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB347 (Related) 2021-01-19 - Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
HB2988 (Related) 2021-06-29 - Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
HB2994 (Related) 2021-07-20 - Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
SB2921 (Related) 2021-09-30 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Administrative remedies
Appropriations
Budget process
Civil actions and liability
Congressional committees
Congressional oversight
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Criminal procedure and sentencing
Defense spending
Department of Justice
Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Evidence and witnesses
Executive agency funding and structure
Federal officials
Federal-Indian relations
Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government operations and politics
Government studies and investigations
House of Representatives
Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
Judicial procedure and administration
Judicial review and appeals
Labor standards
Lawyers and legal services
Legal fees and court costs
Merit Systems Protection Board
Military operations and strategy
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Special Counsel
Political parties and affiliation
Presidents and presidential powers, Vice Presidents
Research administration and funding
Right of privacy
Scientific communication
Senate
Tariffs
Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
War and emergency powers

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