H.R. 5746: Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

CBO Score

$2.97 billion

Date of Report

Thu January 27th, 2022


Score of bill as passed; "This estimate does not include an analysis of spending subject to appropriation"

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

117th Congress

Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

Sponsor: Rep. Donald Beyer — D — VA

Addresses voter registration and voting access, election integrity and security, redistricting, campaign finance, and voting rights. Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls. Next, the bill establishes Election Day as a federal holiday. The bill establishes certain federal criminal offenses related to voting. In particular, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for conduct (or attempted conduct) to corruptly hinder, interfere with, or prevent another person from registering to vote or helping someone register to vote. Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including by requiring states to conduct post-election audits for federal elections. The bill outlines criteria for congressional redistricting and generally prohibits mid-decade redistrict...

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