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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:

Oct 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced legislation today to combat foreign interference in American elections. H.R. 4617, the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act will close loopholes that allow foreign spending in our elections, boost disclosure and transparency requirements, and create a duty to report illicit offers of campaign assistance from foreign nations or governments.

Oct 8, 2019 Page

Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren introduced the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, to protect our elections from foreign interference and disinformation campaigns. 

Sep 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Chairwoman Nita Lowey, House Appropriations Committee; Chairperson Zoe Lofgren, House Administration Committee; and Democracy Reform Task Force Chair John Sarbanes released the following statement today after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caved to Democratic pressure to support an appropriations amendment that would provide $250 million in election security grant funding to state and local governments, well below the $600 million in grant funding passed by the House and far less than the amount independent experts say we need:
Aug 27, 2019 Press Release
Chairperson Zoe Lofgren issued a statement on the resignation of Federal Election Commission Vice Chair Matthew Petersen.