On Wednesday, the Committee on House Administration held the first formal oversight hearing of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in over a decade. Chairman Bryan Steil explained in his opening remarks:
Today marks the first time in twelve years the Federal Election Commission, or the FEC, has come before the Committee on House Administration.
As Chairman of this Committee, I’m focused on building Americans’ confidence in our elections by making it easy to vote and hard to cheat. . .Read more
After a marathon markup that wrapped up Thursday evening, the American Confidence in Elections Act (ACE Act) passed out of the Committee on House Administration.Read more
On Monday, Committee on House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil introduced the American Confidence in Elections Act (ACE Act), "the most conservative election integrity bill to be seriously considered in the House in over 20 years":
On the day before the 2023 MLB All-Star game, I’m excited to be in Atlanta for the introduction of the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act. The ACE Act is a conservative, federalist approach to boost voter confidence and encourage more states to implement common-sense election integrity reforms.Read more
On Wednesday, the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing on American titled, "American Confidence in Elections: Ensuring Every Eligible American has the Opportunity to Vote – and for their Vote to Count According to Law." Subcommittee Chair Laurel Lee kicked off the hearing, setting the stage for a robust discussion on measures to improve voter confidence.
At today's #ACEAct Elections Subcommittee hearing, Chair @RepLaurelLee: While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, there are steps states can take to boost voter confidence and improve voter integrity.— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmin) May 24, 2023
Watch her full opening statement here ⬇️https://t.co/5S9UMCkTrO
On Tuesday, hearings were held by the Committee on House Administration and the Senate Rules Committee to discuss the current state of our elections. While the hearings covered different angles of the issue, one common theme emerged: Republicans are committed to finding solutions to the most pressing election integrity issues, while Democrats balk at those solutions.Read more
Today, the U.S. House Administration Subcommittee on Elections Chair Laurel Lee (FL-15) and full Committee Chairman Bryan Steil (WI-01) held a hearing entitled "2022 Midterms Look Back Series: Successes in the 2022 Midterm Elections." This was the subcommittee’s first meeting of the 118th Congress.
Chair Laurel Lee (former Florida Secretary of State) gave opening remarks emphasizing the critical importance for states to safeguard the election process:
“I am passionate about ensuring every state administers safe and secure elections. And that voters across the country have confidence in our election system. Both Republicans and Democrats have a common goal of ensuring that every eligible American citizen has an opportunity to vote and for their ballot to be counted.”
Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis has announced the introduction of the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act, a response to the radical elections legislation congressional Democrats have attempted (unsuccessfully) to pass.
It’s time for Republicans in Congress to meet the moment and start leading on election policy.— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) July 27, 2022
Today RM @RodneyDavis is introducing the #ACEAct, comprehensive legislation to restore election integrity, build voter confidence & protect free speech. https://t.co/sJ0XhRbFnf
It's been over a year since the Biden Administration issued the Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting, E.O. 14019. However, the Biden Administration has failed to be forthcoming with the public about how it plans to implement the order which requires federal agencies to "consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process." As RNLA previously reported, Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis led other Republican Members of Congress in asking the Biden Administration for more details on how it plans to implement the order:
[T]he above signed members are concerned that Democrats continue to fundamentally misunderstand the role of the federal government in elections, as the EO states, “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.” However, the Constitution gives the States the primary authority to set election law and administer elections.Read more
On Thursday, the Committee on House Administration's Subcommittee on Elections held a hearing entitled "A Growing Threat: The Impact of Disinformation Targeted at Communities of Color." As Ranking Member Bryan Steil pointed out, the Democrats conveniently left out how they have heavily contributed to election disinformation:
- President Biden receiving 4 Pinocchios by the Washington Post for his claims about Georgia’s election law.