Trump-backed election integrity bill barring noncitizens from voting passes House

The House passed a GOP election integrity bill on Wednesday that will bar noncitizens from voting in federal elections, a win for House Republicans as they step up messaging ahead of the 2024 elections.

All Republicans voted to pass the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, with all but five Democrats voting against the measure. The bill would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require people to provide proof of citizenship before registering to vote.

The bill was introduced by Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), the lead sponsor, in May after the speaker joined former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago to voice concerns about election integrity heading into November.

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