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U.S. House Passes Bill Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote

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House approves proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration in federal elections.

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would require individuals registering to vote to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. The measure, which passed by a vote of 221-198, has sparked intense debate between Democrats who view it as a form of voter suppression and Republicans who argue it is necessary to protect the integrity of elections.

The bill, known as the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act, seeks to expand proof-of-citizenship requirements for voter registration in federal elections. Supporters of the bill argue that it will help prevent non-citizens from voting illegally and ensure that only eligible voters are able to participate in the democratic process.

House Republicans and a handful of Democrats on Wednesday approved the bill, despite strong opposition from Democratic leadership. Critics of the bill argue that it will disproportionately impact low-income and minority voters who may have difficulty obtaining the necessary documents to prove their citizenship.

The passage of the bill comes amid a broader debate over voting rights and election integrity in the United States. President Biden and Democrats in Congress have been pushing for legislation to expand voting access and protect against efforts to restrict voting rights in states across the country.

In response to the passage of the bill, President Biden issued a statement condemning the measure as a "blatant attempt to disenfranchise voters and undermine our democracy." The White House has indicated that the President will veto the bill if it reaches his desk.

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Overall, the passage of the bill requiring proof of citizenship to vote has reignited the debate over voting rights and election integrity in the United States. Supporters argue that the measure is necessary to prevent voter fraud, while critics warn that it will disenfranchise vulnerable populations. The future of the bill remains uncertain as it moves to the Senate for further consideration.

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