Congressional Panels Get To Work On Electoral College Changes

At a glance

  • The House Rules Committee will take up a still-unseen, bipartisan bill Tuesday titled the Presidential Election Reform Act.
  • The Senate Rules and Administration Committee announced Friday it would “mark up” a bipartisan bill later this month to revamp the law and clarifying what happens during presidential transitions.
  • Despite bipartisan support for the bills in both chambers, Congress has just a few legislative days remaining before an election that could shift party control of one or both chambers.
  • The Senate bill attempts in part to clarify the vice president’s role when electoral votes are counted as “ministerial.”

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