Congressman John Sarbanes joined Scott E’s Blog for a discussion about H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Here is that discussion:
Here is information from Congressman John Sarbanes about H.R. 1:
The 2020 election underscored the need for comprehensive, structural democracy reform. Americans across the country were forced to overcome rampant voter suppression, gerrymandering and a torrent of special-interest dark money just to exercise their vote and their voice in our democracy.
It shouldn’t have to be this way.
That’s why House Democrats are committed to advancing H.R. 1, the For the People Act – a transformational anti-corruption and clean elections reform package – in the 117th Congress.
We will clean up corruption in Washington, empower the American people and restore faith and integrity to our government. H.R. 1 will get us there.
Learn more here: https://sarbanes.house.gov/issues/hr-1-the-for-the-people-act
Here is the text of the legislation: https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr1/BILLS-117hr1ih.pdf
Track the progress of this legislation here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22for+the+people+act%22%5D%7D&r=1&s=1