Congress releases major spending bill with election reforms to prevent another Jan. 6

Posted on AllSides December 21st, 2022
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The Capitol, viewed from North Capitol Street on Saturday.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Congressional leaders released a bipartisan government funding bill early Tuesday that includes a rewrite of federal election laws aimed at preventing another Jan. 6-style attack and choking off avenues for future candidates to steal elections.

They expect to pass the bill in the coming days to avoid a government shutdown slated to begin this weekend. It is the product of lengthy negotiations between the two parties and has President Joe Biden's support.

The Senate voted 70 to 25 in the evening to advance the bill, a key test vote that indicates it has...

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