Press Releases

Jul 19, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined the entire Maryland Congressional Delegation in urging Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to approve Maryland’s request for technical assistance to review and protect the state’s election systems.
Jul 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Representatives Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), John Delaney (D-Md.), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Robert A.

Jul 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) and House Administration Committee Ranking Member Robert A.

Jul 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Jul 16, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) for an event hosted by the Center for American Progress to highlight “A Better Deal for Democracy” – Democrats’ bold new plan to clean up the chaos and corruption in Washington.
Jul 6, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today on the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

The By the People Resolution Lays the Groundwork to Fix Our Democracy and Return Us to Government Of, By and For the People
Jun 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today led more than 160 House Democrats in introducing the By the People Resolution.

Bill Would Increase Transparency and Guard Against Foreign Interference by Requiring Disclosure of Secret Political Money
Jun 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined all Senate Democrats and 145 House Democrats in introducing the DISCLOSE Act, a bill to shine a light on the unlimited secret political spending in American elections. 

Jun 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a joint hearing today held by the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) defended the Mueller investigation from baseless attacks by the Trump Administration and House Republicans.

Jun 11, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Robert A. Brady (D-Penn.), Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, and John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, released the following statement.

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