House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) called on Republicans to bring up an amendment providing additional funding to enhance election security in a speech on the House floor Thursday.
The amendment – introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) Wednesday – would allocate $380 million in grants to the states to protect their election systems.
But House Republicans are planning to exclude the amendment from a spending bill up for vote Thursday, The Washington Post reported. The GOP lawmakers argue the program, which is overseen by the federal Election Assistance Commission, is fully funded and does not need the additional allocations.