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The Electoral Count Act, developed in reaction to January 6, will be included in the omnibus package.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced the bill in September. The measure would make changes to how members of Congress could object to electoral counts. Lawmakers have warned a similar effort to disrupt future electoral counts could happen without changes. The Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing future presidents from trying to overturn election results through Congress. Around the same time, the House passed a similar bill. Both bills would change the threshold necessary for members of both chambers to object to a state’s election results.