Congressman Biggs Submits 13 Amendments to H.R. 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Andy Biggs introduced 13 amendments during the House Rules Committee hearing on H.R. 1. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
"I am extremely disappointed in the outcome of yesterday's Rules Committee hearing on H.R. 1. Democrats ignored most of the amendments submitted by Republicans and proceeded to ram the bill through the committee with minimal bipartisan input. The Left talks about unity; however, they continue to block Republicans from participating in the legislative process as they continue to introduce and pass the most radical bills our country has ever seen.
"Instead of strengthening and securing the integrity of our federal election system, the Democrats' bill to nationalize America's elections, H.R. 1, opens the door to malfeasance and massive voter fraud. If this bill were to become law, states will be forced to register ineligible individuals and non-citizens and to accept same-day voter registration. Online voter fraud will also become more prevalent. H.R. 1 endangers the future of our election systems – the foundational element of our constitutional republic. Americans should be very fearful of the impact of this legislation on the future of our great country."
These are the amendments Congressman Biggs introduced:
- Amendment #38: Eliminates the section of the bill that would use taxpayer dollars to fund campaigns.
- Amendment #39: Ensures that voters are not registered in multiple states.
- Amendment #40: Allows states to maintain accurate voter rolls.
- Amendment #41: Strengthens penalties to dissuade aliens from voting.
- Amendment #42: Requires individuals registering to vote to provide proof of citizenship.
- Amendment #43: Repeals the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Motor Voter Act).
- Amendment #44: Makes voting by an illegal alien a deportable offense.
- Amendment #45: Eliminates the section of the bill that requires states to allow mail-in voting without any additional conditions or restrictions.
- Amendment #46: Eliminates the requirement for states to accept a sworn written statement to meet identification requirements for voting.
- Amendment #47: Requires states to remove ineligible voters from the registration list before elections.
- Amendments #73, 75, 77: Eliminate sections of the bill that would change the composition of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and give new powers to the FEC and FEC Chair.
Congressman Andy Biggs is a third-term Representative from Arizona's Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Reform committees. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.