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.
Mar 9, 2019 Editorials
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the most sweeping piece of anti-corruption legislation since Watergate.
Mar 9, 2019 Editorials
HR 1, the For the People Act of 2019, would help end the reign of special interest money in American politics by requiring mega-donors to properly disclose their donations and by expanding online political ad disclosure. Our legislation would also slow the revolving door between Capitol Hill and corporations, and members of Congress would be barred from serving on corporate boards following their public service.
Mar 8, 2019 Editorials
A campaign check should not be your ticket to representation. Our politicians should be listening to the folks who really matter, the ones who work hard to make ends meet, to provide for their families and give their children a future of possibilities. That’s why the first bill introduced by our new House Majority — and the first bill I co-sponsored — was H.R. 1, the For The People Act. It passed the House last Friday and represents the first step in our mission to make government more transparent and accountable to you.