On March 8, H.R. 1, the For the People Act, passed the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives by a party line vote of 234-193. ABC sent a letter
in opposition to the legislation, arguing that it is an attack on free speech and would cripple the business structure of nonprofit associations such as ABC.
The outlook of H.R. 1 is unclear as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has stated that the Senate will not take up the bill. Accompanied by opposition from the White House, this will almost certainly stop any momentum the bill gained from passing in the lower chamber of Congress.
ABC considered the House vote
to be a key vote for its scorecard on the 116th Congress.