Joe Manchin

Report: Omnibus Bill to Include Electoral Count Act that Was Crafted in Response to January 6

The omnibus spending bill will include the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, a bill that was drafted in the wake of the January 6 Capitol Riots to amend the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and change the process for members of Congress to object to the certification of a presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday. 

FILE - Vice President Mike Pence hands the electoral certificate from the state of Arizona to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., as he presides over a joint session of Congress as it convenes to count the Electoral College votes cast in November's election, at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. …