U.S. House passed sweeping reforms for campaign finance, anti-corruption, voting and more

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For The People Act, or H.R. 1, sought to increase voter turn out through the expansion of early voting, same day registration and mandating automatic registration in federal elections for eligible voters.

Additionally, the bill mandated the release of presidential and vice presidential candidate's tax returns.  It would not allow a person to skirt the requirement by suggesting the returns are under audit by the Internal Revenue Service.

The act would also mandate independent redistricting commissions for all fifty states.  It would force every state (except for the seven that only have one House seat) to appoint an independent commission for the purposes of decennial apportionment.

The bill also prohibited lawmakers from settling discrimination cases with the use of taxpayer funds.

The bill also prohibited the "voter-roll purges" many states have used in the past that disproportionately affect minority and low-income voters.