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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the January 6th Select Committee Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8873 229-203, the bipartisan “Presidential Election Reform Act,” a bill to strengthen the Electoral Count Act (ECA) by a vote of 229-203:

“Today, the House took an important bipartisan step to protect all future presidential elections. This bill will preserve the rule of law and defend election integrity. It will ensure that self-interested politicians cannot steal from the people the guarantee that our government derives its power from the consent of the governed. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and the Senate to ensure these important reforms become law.”

BACKGROUND

This afternoon, Rep. Cheney spoke on the House floor prior to the vote on the Presidential Election Reform Act. Her opening can be viewed here and closing remarks here.

On Sunday, Rep. Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Lofgren (D-CA) published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal laying out four key principles in which the Electoral Count Act can be reformed to preserve the rule of law. Read the full op-ed here.

Text of the Legislation can be found here.

A one-page summary of the bill can be read here and a section-by-section outline here.

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