H.R. 5314 - Protecting Our Democracy Act

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
49Version 1Aguilar (CA)DemocratRequires that each state chief’s election official creates a database of election officials who have received threats against them and need their personally identifiable information (PII) protected. Prevents data brokers from obtaining their information which reduces bad actors from finding election officials PII online to ensure safe and fair elections.Submitted
31Version 1Bergman (MI), Feenstra (IA), Crawford (AR)RepublicanProhibits immediate family members of the President and Vice President from accepting foreign emoluments.Submitted
45Version 1Bowman (NY)DemocratExpands the prohibition of Presidential pardons to include executive branch officials and their immediate family members.Submitted
6Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanReplaces Titles VII Subtitle A of the bill with language to require a detailed rationale to be provided to Congress prior to the removal of an IG.Submitted
10Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanStrikes Title II.Submitted
11Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires subpoenas to have approval of both the Chair and Ranking Member of the relevant committees or a two-thirds majority of such committees.Submitted
13Version 1Clark, Katherine (MA)DemocratAdds the President, Vice President, and any Cabinet member to the current statutory prohibition on members of Congress contracting with the federal government.Submitted
46Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratChanges the definition of a “covered offense” in Title I § 102 to include pardons issued to any third degree relative of the President, any member or former member of the President’s administration, any person who worked on the President’s presidential campaign as a paid employee, or any person or entity when the offense at issue is motivated by a direct and significant personal or pecuniary interest of any of the described individuals.Submitted
41Version 1Comer (KY)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Strikes all sections of the bill and retitles as the "Inspector General Stability Act", but preserves a modified Title VII Subtitle A (Requiring Cause for Removal) which instead requires Congressional notification and a detailed rationale prior to an IG’s removal, and also preserves Title VII Subtitle C (Congressional Notification) which previously passed the House as H.R. 23.Submitted
36Version 1Connolly (VA)DemocratProtects merit system principles by limiting federal employee reclassifications to the five excepted service schedules in use prior to fiscal year 2021 (based on the bipartisan Preventing a Patronage System Act).Submitted
15Version 1Correa (CA), Issa (CA)Bi-PartisanCloses the loophole that allows agencies to treat requests for information from members of Congress as FOIA requests by clarifying that the Freedom of Information Act prohibits executive branch agencies from responding to congressional requests for information with records that have been subject to FOIA redactions. This clarification would ensure that executive branch agencies are not using the law's exemptions to withhold information from elected officials conducting oversight.Submitted
16Version 1Correa (CA)DemocratRequires all Congressionally mandated reports from the executive branch to be transmitted to Congress in machine readable format.Submitted
27Version 1DelBene (WA)DemocratDirects the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in consultation with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Election Commission (FEC), and other appropriate offices, to issue guidance for political committees and vendors on cybersecurity risks and best practices. Requires CISA to regularly update this guidance.Submitted
47Version 1Fitzgerald (WI)RepublicanRequires written notification to Congress of termination of a Special Counsel within 30 days of delivery to the Special Counsel.Submitted
37Version 1Foxx (NC)RepublicanCreates an Inspector General for the Office of Management and Budget to bring transparency and accountability to the agency.Submitted
43Version 1Foxx (NC)RepublicanCreates parity in enforcement for Oversight and Reform Committee "Rule of 7" requests to protect minority party requests for information.Submitted
26Version 1Gallego (AZ)DemocratRequires the President-elect to report to Congress on individuals in an incoming administration that are seeking a security clearance and the status of that clearance, including interim clearances.Submitted
1Version 2Garamendi (CA)DemocratRevised Repeals provision from 1948 law allowing State legislatures to appoint electors to the Electoral College, if the respective State has failed to certify election results by the date prescribed by law (3 U.S.C. §7): first Monday after the second Wednesday in December in every presidential election year (date when Electoral College meets).Submitted
39Version 1Golden (ME)DemocratExpands President and other covered officials' emolument disclosures to cover emoluments received or expected by spouses and dependent children, in line with other financial disclosures for spouses and dependent children in 5a USC 102(e).Submitted
28Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanStrikes and replaces text with the Separation of Powers Restoration Act which repeals the War Powers Resolution Act, terminates all states of emergency, reinvests national emergency declaration authority in Congress, blocks all Presidential orders unless it is the President acting with express authority granted in the Constitution or given by an Act of Congress, and gives members of Congress, state and local governments, and the People, standing to challenge Presidential orders in court which exceed executive power.Submitted
29Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanEstablishes a pilot program requiring House leadership to utilize body worn cameras.Submitted
30Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanTerminates the COVID-19 National Emergency declared on March 13, 2020.Submitted
17Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratProvides that any person who, having previously taken an oath as an officer of the United States, as a member of a State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, is finally convicted of violating section 304(j) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (as added by section 1301(a)), section 304(b)(9) of such Act (as added by section 1301(b)), or section 302(j) of such Act (as added by section 1302), shall be deemed to have given aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States for purposes of ineligibility to hold public office under section of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.Submitted
12Version 1Jacobs, Sara (CA)DemocratPermit one TS/SCI clearance per personal office so as to align House offices with their Senate counterparts in conducting oversight.Submitted
48Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratModernizes Federal Election Commission (FEC) disclosure requirements to ensure online political advertisements meet the same transparency and disclosure requirements that already apply to political ads sold on TV, radio, and satellite platforms. Also requires online platforms to take reasonable steps to ensure that foreign individuals and entities are not purchasing political advertisements in order to influence the American electorate, and directs the FEC to commission an independent study and report on media literacy with respect to online political content consumption among voting-age Americans.Submitted
18Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratProhibits the use of deepfakes within 60 days of a federal election and establishes corresponding criminal and civil penalties.Submitted
50Version 1Maloney, Sean (NY)DemocratClarifies that for Former Presidents the bar is impeachment and conviction as the barrier for not being able to receive benefits regardless of removal from office. States that if convicted of a felony for crimes committed during or after office some benefits would be forfeited by Former Presidents.Submitted
51Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratStrengthens safeguards in the bill against presidential abuse of emergency powers by prohibiting their use for purposes other than emergencies; providing expedited procedures for joint resolutions to end emergency declarations; and ending "permanent emergencies" through a five-year limit.Submitted
14Version 1Norton (DC)DemocratStrikes the bill’s applicability to the District of Columbia government.Submitted
19Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratProvides Congress a right of action to bring civil cases concerning nepotism in the civil service.Submitted
20Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Lynch (MA)DemocratCodifies President Biden's Executive Order on ethics commitments by executive branch personnel.Submitted
21Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratDirects the Office of Government Ethics to promulgate regulations establishing ethics requirements for the establishment or operation of legal expense funds for the benefit of the President, Vice President, or any political appointee.Submitted
22Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratImposes disclosure requirements on inaugural committees, prohibits committees from taking money from foreign nationals or shadow entities, and prohibits conversion of committee resources for personal use or for personal benefit.Submitted
23Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratAsserts the Government Accountability Office's investigatory powers over the intelligence community. Requires the Director of National Intelligence to ensure that GAO personnel are provided with access to information in possession by the intelligence community that the Comptroller General determines necessary for analysis, evaluation, or investigation requested by the relevant committee of Congress.Submitted
3Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratStrikes the exemption for sanctions authorities in Subtitle C.Submitted
4Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratExpands existing humanitarian exemptions to sanctions programs under IEEPA.Submitted
5Version 1Omar (MN)DemocratAdds additional reporting requirements when the President uses IEEPA authority to enact sanctions.Submitted
44Version 1Pascrell (NJ)DemocratAmends Title X to clarify ability of federal officials to visit federal property prior to an election, requires disclosure of Hatch Act Investigations for certain employees, makes the Hatch Act applicable to the President and Vice President while conducting official duties on federal property, strengthens Hatch Act violation penalties, grants the Office of Special Counsel rulemaking authority and ability to continue investigating certain employees, grants the Merit System Protection Board the ability to enforce subpoenas against certain employees, and conducts a GAO review of Hatch Act provisions.Submitted
2Version 1Pfluger (TX)RepublicanAdds a sense of Congress that only citizens of the United States should be permitted to vote in elections for public office, including elections for State and local office.Submitted
32Version 1Phillips (MN)DemocratExplicitly prohibits conventions of national political parties and fundraising events for congressional, presidential, and vice-presidential candidates from being held on or in any federal property, including the White House and surrounding grounds. Violations are subject to civil penalties, imprisonment, or both.Submitted
34Version 1Phillips (MN)DemocratDirects the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to establish a program to support state and local governments in the transition to ranked choice voting (a system in which voters rank candidates in order of preference).Submitted
9Version 1Quigley (IL), Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratRequires the President to establish and periodically update a public database of White House visitor records, including the names of visitors, with whom visitors met, and the purpose of the visit. Allows for certain exceptions, including for particularly sensitive meetings and purely personal guests.Submitted
33Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratStrengthens Title II of the Act to ensure a sitting President or Vice President can be indicted or prosecuted while in office.Submitted
40Version 1Ross (NC)DemocratProhibits the President from requiring an officer or employee of the Federal Government to enter into a nondisclosure agreement that is not related to the protection of classified information as a condition of employment or upon separation from the civil service.Submitted
42Version 1Ross (NC)DemocratDirects the Department of Justice (DOJ) to create an election threats task force to work with federal, state, and local partners to prioritize identifying, investigating, and prosecuting threats and acts of violence against election officials, workers, and their families.Submitted
38Version 1Scanlon (PA)DemocratChanges the frequency that the Inspector General of the Department of Justice must report to Congress improper communications between DOJ and the White House. The bill increases the requirement to report on the DOJ/White House communications logs from every six months to every three months.Submitted
24Version 1Slotkin (MI)DemocratEstablishes a program to support digital citizenship and media literacy education in K-12 schools, by providing grants to state and local educational agencies.Submitted
25Version 1Slotkin (MI)DemocratEstablishes a program to promote digital citizenship, media literacy, and cyber hygiene among veterans, by providing grants to veterans service organizations and other civil society groups.Submitted
35Version 1Tiffany, Thomas (WI)RepublicanBars the conversion of campaign contributions for personal use by prohibiting the practice of candidates compensating spouses for campaign-related services. Mirrors a bipartisan proposal adopted by the House in 2007 (H.R. 2630, 110th Congress).Submitted
7Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratExpands Sec. 104, which prohibits Presidential self-pardons, to prohibit the President from granting a pardon to a member of their family.Submitted
8Version 1Tlaib (MI)DemocratAdds crucial protections for whistleblowers from the intelligence and national security communities into the Espionage Act, specifically guaranteeing that defendants have the right to testify regarding the purpose of their actions and would require that prosecutors prove specific intent to harm national security to prosecute individuals under the Espionage Act.Submitted