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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.

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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

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