Press Releases

Dec 18, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Dec 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) Is Historic Legislation to Restore and Protect the Right to Vote, Fulfilling the Promise of the For the People Act (H.R. 1)
Dec 6, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, a bill that would restore and protect voting rights across the country.
Nov 13, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held the first public hearing as part of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump.
Nov 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) joined MSNBC’s ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’ last night to discuss the latest developments in the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump’s abuse of power, illicit activity and misconduct.

Nov 4, 2019
Oceanside, CA – On Monday, U.S. Representative Mike Levin will host House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Oceanside for a community discussion on House Democrats’ legislation to renew Americans’ faith in our democracy as part of Speaker Pelosi’s ‘Speaker in the House’ series. The conversation will focus on the For The People Act (H.R. 1), legislation passed this year to ensure clean and fair elections, end the dominance of big money in our politics, and help guarantee public officials work for the public interest.
Public Phase of Impeachment Inquiry Will Prompt Open Hearings About President Trump’s Abuse of Power
Oct 31, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today voted in support of H.Res. 660, a measure to advance into the next phase of the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.
Historic Bill Would Clean Up Corruption in Washington, Expose Secret Foreign Money in Our Politics, Crack Down on Lobbying, Ensure the Right to Vote and Protect Elections from Foreign Interference
Oct 30, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Republicans blocked an effort by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) to pass S. 949, the For the People Act, a historic reform package to clean up corruption in Washington, expose secret foreign money in our politics, crack down on lobbyists, strengthen election security, protect the right to vote and return power back to the American people with clean, citizen-owned elections.
The SHIELD Act Advances Common-Sense, Bipartisan Measures to Combat Foreign Money and Influence in Our Democracy
Oct 23, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and House Administration Committee Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) today led House Democrats in passing the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, a bill to curb foreign money, influence and interference in American elections.
Oct 8, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and House Democrats to introduce the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, a bill to combat foreign interference in American elections.

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