WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) and Congressman Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) are announcing H.R. 607, the Voter Confidence Act. This legislation establishes a bipartisan, bicameral commission to bolster voter confidence in future federal elections and review the practices and policies of federal, state and local election officials and their impact on the security and integrity of the election.

“The Voter Confidence Act is like watching a game film on our previous election,” said Rep. McClain. “We must ensure Americans feel confident in the integrity of our voting system and I believe establishing this commission is a vital first step.”

“Reestablishing voter confidence should not be a partisan exercise. And I am hopeful it will not be. This legislation is an effort to rebuild voter’s trust in our electoral process by disseminating best practices and bringing together expert voices from across the nation. Many states, including Pennsylvania will have started to review their election laws and I am hopeful this commission will aid them in their efforts to strengthen election integrity,” said Rep. Smucker.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also unquestionably impacted last year’s election administration. This commission would share best practices for administering elections during pandemics or other national emergencies, ensuring the security of mail-in or absentee ballots and bolstering confidence in the integrity of future elections. H.R. 607 has been referred to the Committee on House Administration.

Earlier this month, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced this legislation in the Senate.