Press Releases

Aug 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today on the resignation of Federal Election Commission (FEC) Vice Chair Matthew Petersen, which reduces the number of commissioners on the agency’s six-member panel to three, one below the legal limit for a quorum, thereby barring the agency from enforcing America’s campaign finance laws.
Aug 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Vice Chair Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, the Congressman highlighted progress House Democrats have made For The People, including the passage of H.R.

Aug 22, 2019

EXETER, N.H. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) today held a roundtable discussion with President of End Citizens United Action Fund Tiffany Muller and local stakeholders in New Hampshire to discuss how reducing the influence of money in politics can help curb the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs.

Aug 22, 2019

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Congressman David N.

Jul 24, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director and Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered testimony before the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about his Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Jul 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) cited H.R.1, the For the People Act, as one of House Democrats’ signature accomplishments in the 116th Congress.
Jun 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 conservative ruling that allows extreme partisan gerrymandering to continue in America.
Urging His Democratic and Republican Colleagues to Back the Bill, Congressman Sarbanes Says, “We Have No Time to Waste”
Jun 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today helped lead the passage of the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act (H.R. 2722), a bill to strengthen election security and protect our democracy ahead of the 2020 election.
At House Oversight and Reform Committee Hearing, Congressman Sarbanes Votes to Authorize a Bipartisan Subpoena for Kellyanne Conway
Jun 26, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) criticized Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President of the United States, for repeatedly violating the Hatch Act and breaking a federal law meant to prevent government officials from engaging in political activity.
Jun 26, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after leading a successful effort to block three riders from the fiscal year 2020 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill (H.R. 3351) that would have increased secret money in politics and handed wealthy and well-connected special interests even more power in Washington.

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