Editorials

Nov 15, 2019 Editorials
Believe it or not, the SHIELD Act is the third major bill that House Democrats have passed to protect our voting systems from foreign interference. When the 116th Congress began, our first order of business was passing H.R. 1, the For The People Act, to get big money out of politics and strengthen campaign finance oversight. Shortly after that, we passed H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, to improve ballot box security and modernize our election infrastructure to prevent hacking.
May 10, 2019 Editorials
And of this new majority, dozens of candidates – from districts across the country – recognized that in order to change Washington, they’d have to change how we elect the people who serve there. These candidates built campaigns powered by people, not corporations. It worked, and they won. And now House Democrats – including the most diverse class of freshmen in history – have taken concrete actions to bolster working women and men. Our first major legislative vote: The For the People Act, a sweeping campaign finance package that would drastically curb the influence of big money in politics.
Apr 16, 2019 Editorials
On day one of the 116th Congress, House Democrats introduced H.R. 1, the For the People Act. This sweeping legislation ends years of undemocratic policies and addresses a range of issues, from voter suppression to gerrymandering. It strengthens our campaign finance system to take dark money out of politics and returns control of our government to the American people. This landmark legislation, which I was proud to help pass, set the standard for how Democrats will use our time in the majority. Our priority is to empower ordinary Americans.
Apr 15, 2019 Editorials
In an era of divided government and dysfunction, the House has managed to pass meaningful legislation that solve problems on which I campaigned. One of the bills of which I am most proud is H.R. 1, the For the People Act — once in a lifetime reform legislation that combats the culture of corruption in D.C. and ensures Washington serves the people. H.R. 1 promotes clean and fair elections, ends partisan gerrymandering, reins-in the influence of special interests, and takes dark money out of our political system. We also passed the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure equal pay for equal work.
Apr 2, 2019 Editorials
H.R. 1 is a transformative set of reforms that will shine a light on dark money and return political power to the public. Fittingly, we’ve named it the “For the People” Act.
Apr 1, 2019 Editorials
H.R. 1 enacts much-needed campaign finance reform while making it easier for folks to vote and have a say in our democracy. It expands access to the ballot box by creating automatic voter registration across the country, expanding early voting, and eliminating institutional barriers.
Apr 1, 2019 Editorials
And when voters entrusted us with the House majority, one of the first steps we took was introducing and passing H.R. 1 — known as the For the People Act — to confront Washington’s culture of corruption. This comprehensive reform legislation does three important things:1. Ends the reign of big money in our politics; 2. Demands accountability and ethics from public officials; 3. Expands access to the ballot box for all Americans.
Mar 18, 2019 Editorials
My vote for the For The People Act takes aim at the special interests that the Trump Administration has allowed to run wild. By ensuring people’s right to vote and cleaning up the culture of corruption, our government will better represent working families. A strong and healthy democracy is not a partisan issue. The For the People Act must be signed into law, so Floridians and all Americans can know their government will work for them.
Mar 16, 2019 Editorials
On March 7th, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which included various campaign funding and voting rights issues. My own legislation, H.R. 391, the “White House Ethics Transparency Act,” which requires disclosure of possible conflicts of interest and ethics waivers granted to White House officials, was also made part of that bill.
Mar 9, 2019 Editorials
In late November, I joined a group of future House colleagues to outline the For The People Act, or H.R. 1, a bill that sets a clear tone for the new Congress. The legislation is the first priority of our history-making freshman class, a group that was elected by focusing on changing the way Washington works.

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