House eyes vote on a new bipartisan bill to prevent another Jan. 6

A bipartisan duo on the Jan. 6 committee on Monday rolled out legislation aimed at preventing future attempts to overturn elections. The bill would make clear the vice president’s role in counting votes is simply ministerial. It would raise the threshold for objecting to electors from one member of the House and Senate to one-third of each chamber. The measure takes a different approach than the Senate’s version, which is the product of months of bipartisan negotiations. The Senate is moving toward voting on its bill in the lame-duck session between the Nov. 8 election and the seating of the new Congress on Jan. 3.

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