Pelosi, Lofgren, Sarbanes Joint Statement on Re-Introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021

Jan 4, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Administration Chair Zoe Lofgren and Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes issued the following statement today after re-introducing H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021:

“Our democracy is in a state of deep disrepair.  During the 2020 election, Americans had to overcome rampant voter suppression, gerrymandering and a torrent of special interest dark money just to exercise their right to vote.  Across the country, people of all political persuasions – including Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are profoundly frustrated with the chaos, corruption and inaction that plagues much of our politics.

“That’s why House Democrats are doubling down on our longstanding commitment to advance transformational anti-corruption and clean election reforms by again passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act.

“H.R. 1 will protect the right to vote, ensure the integrity of our elections, hold elected officials accountable and end the era of big, dark, special money in our politics.

“Our historic reform effort will clean up decades of dysfunction in Washington, return power to the people and build a more just, equitable and prosperous country for all Americans.”

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Congress Number: 
117th Congress