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house Bill H.R. 1994

Election Assistance Commission Termination Act

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Title

Election Assistance Commission Termination Act

Official Title

To terminate the Election Assistance Commission.

Summary

Election Assistance Commission Termination Act - Amends the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to terminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the EAC Standards Board, and the EAC Board of Advisors. Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to perform EAC functions with respect to certain existing contracts and agreements during the transition period for winding up EAC affairs. Transfers specified election administration functions of the EAC to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Terminates the Technical Guidelines Development Committee.

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      Committee on Administration
    IntroducedMay 15th, 2013
    The EAC must be maintained. Just in this election, we know of attempts by foreign powers to hack into our election systems. Russian cybercriminals already attempted to access state voter registration systems, and insecure voting machines can place our democracy at serious risk, at the very least risking a loss of public faith in our elections. Securing our voting infrastructure is a critical issue, and we cannot trust vague promises to turn over the EAC’s duties to the Federal Election Commission, which only monitors campaign finance violations. The EAC also makes sure that states are fulfilling their basic obligations to let people register to vote in a clear and uncomplicated way. Many states are already trying to keep people from exercising their democratic rights -- we can’t trust them to do the right thing without supervision.
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