Press Releases

May 25, 2012 Press Release

San Antonio – In the face of a massive effort to remove Florida voters from the electoral rolls shortly before the state’s primary, Elections Subcommittee Ranking Member Charles A. Gonzalez (TX-20), released the following statement:

May 23, 2012 Press Release

May 23, 2012 (San Antonio) Today, under pressure from House Republicans, a collection of internal documents from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was released that explain how the Commission is supposed to determine whether to prosecute a campaign or individual for violating our campaign finance laws and regulati

May 18, 2012 Press Release


Representatives Brady, Van Hollen, Gonzalez, and Lofgren File Brief in Support of Montana Supreme Court Decision Against Corporate Contributions


May 17, 2012 Press Release

Voter Empowerment Act will modernize voter registration & ensure equal access to ballot box

May 15, 2012 Press Release

May 15, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) As of today, any entity creating electioneering communications will have to disclose the identity of their top donors.

May 10, 2012 Press Release

House Administration Committee Ranking Member Robert Brady released the following statement on the Schweikert Amendment, which would amend the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act of 2013 to prohibit funds for the Department of Justice to bring any action against any State for how it implements a Voter I.D. law:


Apr 27, 2012 Press Release

House Administration Democrats were pleased to hear today that the Federal Communications Commission ruled to bring some much needed transparency to our elections. This ruling, requiring broadcasters to post political advertisement information online, helps restore some integrity to our elections after the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizen’s United decision.

Apr 23, 2012 Press Release
April 23, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) – Today the Democratic Members of the Committee on House Administration posted the video from their forum, “The Most Expensive Seat in the House: The State of Our Campaign Finance System.” While Democratic Members of the Committee would have preferred a full hearing, their forum marked the first time any Members of the House have publically questioned experts on campaign finance since 2010.
Apr 17, 2012 Press Release

April 17, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) The 9th Circuit today decided a case that has far reaching implications for the right to vote. The decision, which requires Arizona to accept the federal voter registration form promulgated by the Election Assistance Commission, which does not require an applicant to show proof of citizenship. 

Feb 15, 2012 Press Release

February 15, 2012 (Washington, DC) Democratic Members of the House Administration Committee Robert Brady (PA), Zoe Lofgren (CA), and Charles Gonzalez (TX) sent a letter to Chairman Lungren (R-CA), requesting an oversight hearing on “the increasing role and influence of undisclose