Bill Summary

Addresses issues involving (1) abuses of presidential power; (2) checks and balances, accountability, and transparency; and (3) election integrity and security. 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 presidential self-pardons, 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, and requires a candidate for President or Vice President to provide copies of tax returns for the 10 most recent taxable years to the Federal Election Commission. To address election integrity and security, the bill requires federal campaign reporting of foreign contacts, makes various changes to requirements concerning foreign donations to political campaigns and candidates and foreign contributions to online electioneering communications, prohibits distribution of materially deceptive audio or visual media prior to an election (i.e., deepfakes), and establishes a program to support states and localities transition to ranked choice voting systems.

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Status

Bill Text

Date Bill Type Click here for Bill Details (PDF)
2021-12-15 https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr5314/BILLS-117hr5314eh.pdf
2021-09-26 https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr5314/BILLS-117hr5314ih.pdf

Votes

Date Action Vote Document
2021-12-09On agreeing to the Maloney, Carolyn B. amendments (A002) H.Amdt.146Yea: 218 No: 211 Other: 4Document
2021-12-09On agreeing to the Maloney, Carolyn B. amendments (A003) H.Amdt.147Yea: 211 No: 218 Other: 4Document
2021-12-09On agreeing to the Ocasio-Cortez amendment (A004) H.Amdt.148Yea: 196 No: 233 Other: 4Document
2021-12-09On motion to recommitYea: 212 No: 217 Other: 4Document
2021-12-09On passageYea: 220 No: 208 Other: 6Document

Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2021-12-13Received in the Senate.
2021-12-09The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 5314.
2021-12-09Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-12-09On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 208 (Roll no. 440).
2021-12-09On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 212 - 217 (Roll no. 439).
2021-12-09The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XIX.
2021-12-09Mr. Davis, Rodney moved to recommit to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (text: CR H7616)
2021-12-09The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.148 On agreeing to the Ocasio-Cortez amendment (A004) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 196 - 233 (Roll no. 438).
2021-12-09H.Amdt.147 On agreeing to the Maloney, Carolyn B. amendments (A003) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 211 - 218 (Roll no. 437).
2021-12-09H.Amdt.146 On agreeing to the Maloney, Carolyn B. amendments (A002) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 - 211 (Roll no. 436).
2021-12-09UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed. (consideration: CR H7613)
2021-12-09POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ocasio-Cortez amendment No. 25, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.148 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A004) pursuant to the rule.
2021-12-09DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 838, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ocasio-Cortez amendment No. 25.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.148 Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. (consideration: CR H7611-7613, H7615; text: CR H7612)
2021-12-09POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney en bloc No. 2, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendments and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.147 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A003) pursuant to the rule.
2021-12-09DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 838, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney amendment en bloc No. 2.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.147 Amendments en bloc (A003) offered by Mrs. Maloney, Carolyn B. (consideration: CR H7608-7611, H7614-7615; text: CR H7608-7610)
2021-12-09POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney en bloc No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendments and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Comer demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.146 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
2021-12-09DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 838, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Carolyn B. Maloney amendment en bloc No. 1.
2021-12-09H.Amdt.146 Amendments en bloc (A002) offered by Mrs. Maloney, Carolyn B. (consideration: CR H7594-7608, H7613-7614; text: CR H7594-7605)
2021-12-09DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 5314.
2021-12-09DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 5314.
2021-12-09Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5314, S. 1605 and S. 610 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule makes in order for the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on certain legislative days.
2021-12-09Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 838. (consideration: CR H7562-7617)
2021-12-07Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 838 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5314, S. 1605 and S. 610 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. Rule makes in order for the Speaker may entertain motions offered by the Majority Leader or a designee that the House suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule XV with respect to multiple measures that were the object of motions to suspend the rules on certain legislative days.
2021-09-22Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Referred 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.
2021-09-21Introduced in House

Sponsors

Name District
Adam SchiffHD-CA-28
Steny HoyerHD-MD-5
Jerrold NadlerHD-NY-10
Carolyn MaloneyHD-NY-12
Zoe LofgrenHD-CA-19
Richard NealHD-MA-1
John YarmuthHD-KY-3
Gregory MeeksHD-NY-5
Rosa DeLauroHD-CT-3
Peter DeFazioHD-OR-4
Steve CohenHD-TN-9
Gerald ConnollyHD-VA-11
Madeleine DeanHD-PA-4
Anna EshooHD-CA-18
Hakeem JeffriesHD-NY-8
Ted LieuHD-CA-33
Jamie RaskinHD-MD-8
Eric SwalwellHD-CA-15
Jackie SpeierHD-CA-14
Katie PorterHD-CA-45
Mary Gay ScanlonHD-PA-5
Alma AdamsHD-NC-12
Pete AguilarHD-CA-31
Jake AuchinclossHD-MA-4
Nanette BarraganHD-CA-44
Karen BassHD-CA-37
Joyce BeattyHD-OH-3
Ami BeraHD-CA-7
Don BeyerHD-VA-8
Earl BlumenauerHD-OR-3
Lisa RochesterHD-DE
Suzanne BonamiciHD-OR-1
Carolyn BourdeauxHD-GA-7
Brendan BoyleHD-PA-13
Julia BrownleyHD-CA-26
Salud CarbajalHD-CA-24
Andre CarsonHD-IN-7
Kathy CastorHD-FL-14
David CicillineHD-RI-1
Katherine ClarkHD-MA-5
Yvette ClarkeHD-NY-9
Jim CooperHD-TN-5
Luis CorreaHD-CA-46
Joe CourtneyHD-CT-2
Danny DavisHD-IL-7
Val DemingsHD-FL-10
Mark DeSaulnierHD-CA-11
Theodore DeutchHD-FL-21
Debbie DingellHD-MI-12
Adriano EspaillatHD-NY-13
Dwight EvansHD-PA-2
Elizabeth FletcherHD-TX-7
Ruben GallegoHD-AZ-7
John GaramendiHD-CA-3
Sylvia GarciaHD-TX-29
Raul GrijalvaHD-AZ-3
Brian HigginsHD-NY-26
James HimesHD-CT-4
Jared HuffmanHD-CA-2
Sheila Jackson-LeeHD-TX-18
Sara JacobsHD-CA-53
Pramila JayapalHD-WA-7
Henry JohnsonHD-GA-4
Mondaire JonesHD-NY-17
Ro KhannaHD-CA-17
Daniel KildeeHD-MI-5
Derek KilmerHD-WA-6
Andy KimHD-NJ-3
Conor LambHD-PA-18
John LarsonHD-CT-1
Brenda LawrenceHD-MI-14
Barbara LeeHD-CA-13
Andy LevinHD-MI-9
Alan LowenthalHD-CA-47
Stephen LynchHD-MA-8
Tom MalinowskiHD-NJ-7
Sean MaloneyHD-NY-18
Doris MatsuiHD-CA-6
Lucy McBathHD-GA-6
Betty McCollumHD-MN-4
James McGovernHD-MA-2
Jerry McNerneyHD-CA-9
Grace MengHD-NY-6
Joseph MorelleHD-NY-25
Seth MoultonHD-MA-6
Joseph NeguseHD-CO-2
Eleanor NortonHD-DC
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezHD-NY-14
Donald PayneHD-NJ-10
Dean PhillipsHD-MN-3
Chellie PingreeHD-ME-1
Mark PocanHD-WI-2
David PriceHD-NC-4
Mike QuigleyHD-IL-5
Deborah RossHD-NC-2
Lucille Roybal-AllardHD-CA-40
Raul RuizHD-CA-36
Bobby RushHD-IL-1
John SarbanesHD-MD-3
Janice SchakowskyHD-IL-9
Terri SewellHD-AL-7
Rebecca SherrillHD-NJ-11
Darren SotoHD-FL-9
Melanie StansburyHD-NM-1
Marilyn StricklandHD-WA-10
Mark TakanoHD-CA-41
Mike ThompsonHD-CA-5
Rashida TlaibHD-MI-13
Norma TorresHD-CA-35
Ritchie TorresHD-NY-15
David TroneHD-MD-6
Debbie Wasserman SchultzHD-FL-23
Bonnie ColemanHD-NJ-12
Peter WelchHD-VT
Susan WildHD-PA-7
Frederica WilsonHD-FL-24
Nikema WilliamsHD-GA-5
Brad ShermanHD-CA-30
Grace NapolitanoHD-CA-32
Adam SmithHD-WA-9
Frank PalloneHD-NJ-6
Juan VargasHD-CA-51
Mike LevinHD-CA-49
Bill FosterHD-IL-11
Lori TrahanHD-MA-3
Ed CaseHD-HI-1
Cheri BustosHD-IL-17
Linda SanchezHD-CA-38
Jason CrowHD-CO-6
Paul TonkoHD-NY-20
Jahana HayesHD-CT-5
Maxine WatersHD-CA-43
Al GreenHD-TX-9
Marcy KapturHD-OH-9
Colin AllredHD-TX-32
Judy ChuHD-CA-27
Kweisi MfumeHD-MD-7
Kaialii KaheleHD-HI-2
Christopher PappasHD-NH-1
Suzan DelBeneHD-WA-1
Sanford BishopHD-GA-2
Jennifer WextonHD-VA-10
Thomas SuozziHD-NY-3
Jamaal BowmanHD-NY-16
Dina TitusHD-NV-1
Robin KellyHD-IL-2
Rick LarsenHD-WA-2
C.A. RuppersbergerHD-MD-2
Lois FrankelHD-FL-22
Jesus GarciaHD-IL-4
Tim RyanHD-OH-13
Angela CraigHD-MN-2
Ed PerlmutterHD-CO-7
Kathy ManningHD-NC-6
Michael DoyleHD-PA-14
Teresa FernandezHD-NM-3
Lauren UnderwoodHD-IL-14
Chrissy HoulahanHD-PA-6
Jimmy PanettaHD-CA-20
Robert ScottHD-VA-3
Matthew CartwrightHD-PA-17
Stacey PlaskettHD-VI
Sean CastenHD-IL-6
Steven HorsfordHD-NV-4
Kim SchrierHD-WA-8
Haley StevensHD-MI-11
Tony CardenasHD-CA-29
Troy CarterHD-LA-2
David ScottHD-GA-13