On June 22, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer forced a vote on the ABC-opposed For the People Act. ABC key-voted against this procedural show vote arguing that the bill is a misguided attempt to reform our elections and campaign finance law that would discourage Americans from exercising their First Amendment right to free speech, politicize the agencies tasked with protecting our elections and expose hardworking taxpayers to harassment, intimidation and retribution even when they do not participate in campaign and political activities.

The vote failed to garner the 60 votes needed to proceed as all Republicans opposed the vote in a final 50-50 tally with all Democrats supporting the bill moving forward.

ABC will keep members updated about this issue in Newsline.