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House - meets at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017.
Senate - meets at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017.

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    In the Committees - Monday, February 27, 2017

    House Hearings:
    • COMMITTEE ON RULES - Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 998, the "SCRUB Act"; H.J. Res. 83, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "Clarification of Employer's Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness", H-313 Capitol. (5:00-Open)
    • COMMITTEE ON VETERANS' AFFAIRS - Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled "Assessing VAs Risks for Drug Diversion", 334 Cannon. (3:30-Open)
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    Current Issues Election Reform
    Information and resources to help you explore election reform issues.

    Federel Legislation:
  • H.R. 3295, Help America Vote Act of 2001 (Ney/Hoyer)
  • U.S. House Votes on HR 3295
  • GOP.gov Committee Central - H.R. 3295 Floor Situtation on Conference Report (GOP.gov,10/8/02)
  • GOP.gov Committee Central - HR 3295 Floor Situation (12/12/01)
  • S.565, Equal Protection of Voting Rights Act of 2001 and S 565, Senate Votes.
  • Bipartisan Substitute Amendment to S. 565 - Senate Democratic Policy Committee
  • Election Reform: Senate Amendment No. 2688 to S. 565 - Senate Republican Policy Committee

    Latest News:
  • Colorado Election Workers Are Still Tabulating Votes: 'Provisional' Ballots to Become Widespread Under New Law (Wash.Post,11/15/02)
  • Bush signs election reform bill into law (The Hill,10/30/02)
  • Election Reform Bill Is Passed by Senate (Wash.Post,10/17/02)
  • House Approves Election Reform (Wash.Post,10/11/02)
  • Conferees Reach a Pact On Election Law Reforms (Wash.Post,10/05/02)
  • New Election, Same Old Problems (Wash.Post,09/12/02)
  • New Life For Vote Reforms? (Roll Call,09/12/02)
  • Justice Dept, Fla. Reach Voting Deal (Wash.Post,06/29/02)
  • Democrats Question Handling of Fla. Voting Probes (Wash.Post,05/31/02)
  • Election Reform Passes In Senate (Wash.Post,04/12/02)
  • Prospects dim for election overhaul bill (CNN,03/01/02)
  • Election Reform Bill Stalls Over ID Debate (Wash.Post,02/28/02)
  • Bush Budget to Back Election Reform (Wash.Post,01/16/02)
  • Election Officials Seek New Funds, Not Rules (Wash.Post,01/15/02)
  • House Approves Election Overhaul (Wash.Post,12/13)
  • Election Reform Gains In Both Chambers (Roll Call,12/13)
  • House passes election bill: Debate marks year anniversary of Supreme Court decision (CNN,12/12)
  • Agreement Reached on Election Reform Bill (Wash.Post,11/15)
  • Gore, White House dismiss election report (CNN,11/11/01)
  • A Year After Contested Election, Few States Have Made Changes (Wash.Post,11/06)
  • Report Finds Flaws In Election System: House Judiciary Committee Democrats Support National Voting Standards (Wash.Post,08/21)
  • Report Urges Expanding Federal Role in Elections: Task Force Recommends Guidance, Not Mandates (Wash.Post,8/10/01)
  • Election Report Delivered to Bush: He Lauds 'Key Principles'; Democrats Call It Lacking (Wash.Post,08/01)
  • Report: Illinois's Election the Most Problem-Plagued (Wash.Post,07/29)
  • Study Finds Millions of Votes Lost (Wash.Post,07/17)
  • Study Finds National Voting Disparity (Wash.Post,07/09)
  • Pentagon Will Revise Military Voting Procedures (Wash.Post,06/23)
  • Getting Out the Vote, Electronically Despite Problems With Cost and Errors, New Machines Are Getting a Close Look (Wash.Post,06/13)
  • A Long Road for Election Reform? (Wash.Post,05/9)
  • Florida Lawmakers Approve Election System Overhaul (Wash.Post,05/05)
  • House effort to create bipartisan election panel fails (CNN,03/29)
  • Senators hear election system called antiquated (CNN,03/07)
  • Internet Voting: A Web of Intrigue? (Wash.Post,03/07)
  • Election Coverage Burned to a Crisp: House Grills Networks' 'Beat the Clock' Approach (Wash.Post,02/15)
  • House in Dispute Over Election Reform Panel (Wash.Post,02/15)
  • Election Panel Back on Track (Roll Call,02/08)
  • House Members Vow to Aid State Voting System Changes (Wash.Post,02/06)
  • Reform Panel May Be DOA (Roll Call,02/01)
  • Election Reform Gets Push From Bush, Congress: House Leaders to Create Special Panel (Wash.Post,01/25)
  • No E(asy) Cure: Electronic voting won't fix butterfly ballots, dimpled chads or W.'s presidency (Scientific American,02/01/01)

    News Special Coverage
  • THE CONSORTIUM REPORT / A Review of the Florida Vote (Wash.Post)
  • CNN.com In-Depth Special: Florida Ballots Project

    Congressional Committees
  • House Administration
  • House Democratic Caucus Special Committee on Election Reform
  • House Judiciary
  • Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

    Administration Statements
  • Remarks by the President on Federal Election Reform, 7/31/01

    Key Groups and Organizations:
  • National Commission on Election Standards & Reform - National Association of Counties
  • National Governors Association
  • National Conference of State Legislatures - Elections Reform Task Force
  • FEC - About Elections and Voting
  • Federal Election Reform Network
  • The Voting Integrity Project
  • Alliance for Better Campaigns

    Other Resources:
  • NASS Election Standards Task Force recommendations
  • Remarks of Deborah M. Phillips, Chairman, The Voting Integrity Project On the Introduction of The Election Reform Act of 2000
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  • Tax Talk: David Brunori on the principles of sound tax policy
  • Economic Development: William Fulton on how a city's size affects its competitiveness
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