Lofgren Applauds Vice President Harris for Leadership on H.R. 1

Jun 2, 2021
Press Release

San Jose, Calif. – Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) released the following statement today regarding President Joe Biden’s announcement that Vice President Kamala Harris will head the White House’s efforts on voting rights and the For The People Act: 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is demonstrating a forceful commitment to voting rights and civil rights by empowering Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the charge against the dangerous assault on voting rights underway across the country.

“As Vice President Harris made clear, Democrats will not stand by as Republican state legislators across the country push to enact arbitrary and discriminatory barriers to the ballot box.  All Americans deserve equal freedom to vote for their leaders and an equal say in the issues that impact their lives.  We have no time to waste.  Congress must pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

“With Vice President Harris’ commitment to protecting American democracy and her powerful leadership from the White House, I am hopeful we can pass legislation to fully realize the promise of American democracy for all of us.”

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Congress Number: 
117th Congress