House Democrats pass sweeping election and government reform bill

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- The "For the People Act of 2019" is now heading to the U.S. Senate.

The sweeping election and government reform bill passed the House with at 234-193 vote on Friday morning.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has expressed opposition to the bill, and has given it an uncertain future in the Senate.

The bill offering a wide range of election reforms. Some include making Election Day a federal holiday, automatic voter registration, and mandating paper ballots in voting machines.

The bill would also make it harder for states to kick people off of voter registration rolls.

It aims to end gerrymandering by requiring independent redistricting commissions.

It would commit to overturning Citizens United, which allows corporations to donate unlimited money to campaign special interest groups.

Opponents argue the bill steps on states' rights to conduct elections.

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