WASHINGTON – Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL), Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC), and Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement upon final passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 1, a bill referred to as "For the Democratic Majority Act" for being developed in a partisan manner, without any bipartisan support.

"It's unfortunate that the Democratic majority decided to rush through legislation destined to fail instead of working with their Republican colleagues to create bipartisan reform to actually serve the people. The greatest threat to our nation's election system is partisanship, and that's what occurred today," said Ranking Member Davis. "I support increasing voter registration and participation but federalizing our election system is not the way to accomplish this goal. H.R. 1 federalizes our election system by taking power away from states and implementing federal mandates, limits free speech rights of groups who wish to advocate on behalf of policy issues they are passionate about, and lines the pockets of politicians through the public financing of congressional campaigns. Democrats voted today to give their campaigns a raise, something that's not for the people but for the politicians. Congress should come together to improve our election system by addressing problems we know exist, like prohibiting ballot harvesting. I hope my colleagues across the aisle are finally ready to work with us to create effective, bipartisan election reform."

"While House Republicans remain committed to producing results, our colleagues across the aisle seem only interested in retaining power and resisting productivity. In an attempt to legislate electoral advantages for their candidates, House Democrats are attempting to force North Carolina taxpayers to pay for campaign ads for California politicians. Instead of counting ballots from the Capitol, the new House majority should be counting the number of people who will be hurt by their policies that will cost $600,000 per household and make private health insurance illegal," said Congressman Walker.

"Today, House Democrats took America a step closer to their goal of a Socialist-type government, passing a bill to centralize our elections system. Our Founders believed that government is more transparent, responsive, and accountable when it is closest to the people, which is why the Constitution gave the responsibility of our elections to the state governments," said Congressman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA). "This bill strips away the state's authority over elections and puts it under the central authority of Washington, D.C. bureaucrats. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats have rushed this bill through committee and on to the House floor, hoping to get it through without public scrutiny. Besides the enormous cost to taxpayers, this bill would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of American voters, incentivize voter fraud, and subsidize politician's campaigns with millions of dollars in government funds."

To find out more about why House Republicans and other organizations opposed H.R. 1, click HERE.