Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Newhouse helps lead legislation to secure American elections

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) helped introduce the American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act alongside House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Administration Chair Bryan Steil (R-WI). The bill equips states with election integrity tools and protects political speech.

“Our democracy relies on safe and fair elections, and we must take every step necessary to restore voter confidence and participation,” said Rep. Newhouse. “The American Confidence in Elections Act is the most conservative, transformative election integrity bill in the House in over 20 years, and I am proud to support it. Providing our states with the tools to improve voter confidence will help restore government by the people, for the people.”

Background:

The American Confidence in Elections (ACE) Act is a federalist approach to boost voter confidence and encourage states to implement common-sense election integrity reforms by removing federal policies that stand in their way. Some of the most important provisions include:

• Giving state and county election officials access to the Social Security death list so they can keep their voter rolls maintained.

• Making it easier for states to use REAL ID to confirm citizenship.

• Prohibiting federal funds from going to places that allow non-citizens to vote and stops non-citizens from voting in D.C.

• Supporting military voters overseas and ensures their ballots are counted in time.

• Protecting free speech and donor privacy.

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