Editorials

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.
Mar 8, 2019 Editorials
Our legislation, the For the People Act, numbered H.R. 1 and introduced by Maryland’s Rep. John Sarbanes, will restore public trust in Congress and the federal government in several critical ways. From redistricting reforms to campaign finance reforms, from strengthening Americans’ access to the ballot box, to higher ethical standards for our nation’s leaders, the For the People Act will protect our democracy and put power back in the hands of the American people.
Mar 6, 2019 Editorials
Importantly, our voluntary decision to reject corporate money won’t on its own address the structural inequities in our democracy. That’s why we’re proud to support H.R. 1, a robust package of reforms that will make it easier to vote, start to curb the dominance of big money in politics, and ensure our elected officials are working in the public interest. These are key reforms that we’re excited to help lead on, and we hope the Senate will pass and the president will sign this legislation into law. We are mindful of the challenges ahead, but we also know that we’re on the right side of history.
Mar 5, 2019 Editorials
H.R. 1 will increase access to the ballot box, end gerrymandering, and limit the influence of big money in politics. This omnibus package is Democrats’ promise to the American public to create real lasting voting reform, to eliminate discriminatory voting laws, and make critical investments in election infrastructure and technology.
Mar 5, 2019 Editorials
If we’re going to change our system, if we’re going to restore faith in our Congress and if we’re going to make change for working New Jersey families, we need to end the dominance of big money in politics. In short, for Congress to work, it needs to work for us and not them. Because of this, the very first bill I co-sponsored as a member of Congress was HR 1, the For the People Act. This legislation would take real steps to drain the swamp, empower voters, and put forth serious solutions where rhetoric has failed.
Feb 14, 2019 Editorials
As a cosponsor of H.R. 1, I am pleased the following long-standing election reform bills I have authored are in this groundbreaking bill.
Feb 2, 2019 Editorials
That's why I'm proud that the new Democratic majority in the House proposed, as one of our first items of business, H.R. 1 -- a sweeping elections and campaign reform bill that will remove the roadblocks many eligible Americans face on their way to the ballot box and help end the dominance of big money in politics. As the new chairman of the House Rules Committee, I look forward to bringing H.R. 1 to the floor for debate.
Jan 31, 2019 Editorials
On January 3rd, my Democratic colleagues and I introduced “H.R. 1,” the “For the People Act “ a sweeping anti-corruption and democracy reform package that will help ensure the government is working for ordinary Americans, not special interests.

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