WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today led House Democrats in forcing a vote on the Government By the People Act (H.R. 20), a bold reform to counter the influence of big money in politics and return power to the people.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Subcommittee on Environment hearing today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) chastised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt for abusing taxpayer dollars, using his office for private gain and jeopardizing public health to boost polluters’ profits.
Lawmakers Call for Regulatory Action; Ask Facebook to Pull Back the Curtain on Its Advertising Programs, Campaign Embed Operations and Content-Control Protocols
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.) and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah E.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing today, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) questioned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about potential campaign finance violations and conflicts of interest posed by Facebook’s “campaign embeds” program for political candidates.
More Than 100 Members Urge Congressional Leaders to Remove Harmful Policy Riders That Would Give Wealthy Special Interests Even More Power in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Rep. John Sarbanes, Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, released a new “Sunshine Week” video detailing the cloud of secrecy surrounding the Trump Administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee announced that they would prematurely end the investigation into Russia's 2016 election meddling.