More on Elections
WASHINGTON, DC – Chairperson of the Committee on House Administration Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) issued the following statement regarding $425 million in election security grants included in the annual appropriations bill:
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairperson Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) of the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration released a report on Voting Rights and Elections Administration in the United States of America.
In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law, an attempt to address long entrenched racial discrimination in voting. Over the decades that followed, the Voting Right Act was amended and reauthorized several times, always on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. Congress is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the right to vote for every single eligible American, without undue burden or barriers. This responsibility is as essential today as it was in 1965.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to combat foreign interference in American elections. H.R. 4617, the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, closes loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections, boosts disclosure and transparency requirements, and creates a duty to report illicit offers of campaign assistance from foreign nations or governments.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019 the Subcommittee on Elections of the Committee on House Administration will hold a hearing entitled
“Voting Rights and Election Administration in America.”
On October 16, 2019 the Committee on House Administration will hold a markup to consider: