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the yeas are two hundred thirty four the nays are one hundred ninety three the bill is passed , in a vote sure to figure prominently on the twenty twenty campaign trail the house of representatives on Friday passed a sweeping bill Democrats say would curb the role of big money in politics and make it easier to cast a vote on election day the for the people act would match small campaign donations with federal dollars in a bid to limit the influence of big donors so that the public again knows that everyone's voice is as important as anyone else's voice supporters say it also adds fairness to the system by easing voter registration and giving borders more options and when to vote the bill also targets gerrymandering a practice that reshapes districts to favor one party over another it would require states to set up an independent commissions to draw districts rather than state governors and lawmakers believe we have what Mar respectability to restore access all of our citizens who divide to participate in the democratic process Republican critics of the bill say the measure would skew elections in favor of Democrats this new Democrat socialist majority , once the federal government to interfere in our free and fair elections the bill stands little chance of passing the Republican controlled Senate we're Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has fervently opposed it this is a terrible proposal but democratic office seekers are expected to talk up the bill in the coming election year as they try to reclaim the White House and Senate in a jab at president Donald Trump Democrats included a provision requiring all presidents and presidential nominees to release their tax returns