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May 19, 2020 Press Release
Chairperson Lofgren issued the following statement upon the United States Senate’s vote to confirm James E. “Tray” Trainor III as a Republican Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Chairperson Lofgren issued a statement upon passage of the Heroes Act, urgently-needed legislation to address the unprecedented coronavirus health and economic crisis. The bill included elections provisions, authored by Lofgren, which provide $3.6 billion to ensure that elections can be held safely in 2020 through expanded vote by mail and early in-person voting to preserve social distancing and prevent overcrowded polling places.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
Chairperson Lofgren issued a statement applauding Governor Newsom’s executive order, which requires each county in California send vote-by-mail ballots to all registered voters ahead of the November 3rd election.
Apr 17, 2020 Press Release
Leading House Democrats with oversight over federal elections and voting rights called for additional voter protections and funding to ensure safe and orderly elections in the wake of dangerous conditions during last week’s primary election in Wisconsin.
Dec 18, 2019 Press Release

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:

Nov 13, 2019 Press Release

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.

Nov 8, 2019 Page

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. 

Oct 23, 2019 Press Release

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.

Oct 17, 2019 Hearing

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.” 

Oct 16, 2019 Markup

On October 16, 2019 the Committee on House Administration will hold a markup to consider: