HR 1: The For the People Act Moves to the Senate as S 1
HR 1: The For the People Act was introduced on the House floor in January and was passed on March 11, 2021 with 220 yea votes, 210 nay votes, and two representatives not voting. This bills seeks to improve access to automatic voter registration, ends partisan gerrymandering, ensures campaign financing disclosure, and overhauls the Office of Governmental Ethics, among other things. For more information on this bill, visit the Committee on House Administration web page.
House Passes Joint Resolution to Remove ERA Time Limit
Read more about this crucial step in the fight for equal rights here.
How a bill becomes a law in Illinois
The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois produced an informative piece on their website. Click here to read it and brush up on your civics.