WASHINGTON - Today, Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections Ranking Member Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) and full Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) delivered remarks at the Subcommittee on Elections hearing entitled "Voting in America: Access to the Ballot in Florida."
As Subcommittee Ranking Member Steil highlighted:
"The fact is federalism works. We don't need to nationalize our elections and unconstitutionally take power away from States as proposed in H.R. 1.
"Laws like H.R. 1 would've made it harder for Florida and Georgia to implement the necessary safeguards that have ultimately restored voter confidence, while also increasing participation. Laws like H.R. 1 would instead have the opposite impact and undermine voter confidence because it would gut commonsense voter integrity provisions like VOTER ID."
As Full Committee Ranking Member Davis highlighted:
"The Florida Legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis have been leading on election integrity issues, and have set an example for other States on how they can take a more proactive approach to ensuring voters can have confidence in election processes and outcomes from start to finish.
"Last month, Governor DeSantis also signed Senate Bill 524 into law, legislation that requires voter rolls to be annually reviewed and updated, strengthens ID requirements, and prevents election supervisors from taking 'Zuckerbucks.' Perhaps most notably, the bill establishes the Office of Election Crimes and Security to investigate voter fraud and increase penalties for ballot harvesting. We should all want free, fair and transparent elections, so this bill should be welcomed by even those on the Left – but again, it doesn't fit their narrative."