A new admin is now in control and the first thing the Dems did in the House was to re-introduce the For The People Act” (H.R.1)…..
But what is it?
To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and implement other anti-corruption measures for the purpose of fortifying our democracy, and for other purposes.
Read the whole proposed bill here…..https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1/text
Democratic leaders who will soon take charge of the U.S. Senate announced Tuesday that the For the People Act—a far-reaching package of democracy reforms—will be the first bill introduced, a clear signal of the incoming majority’s top priorities.
“From a violent insurrection at the Capitol to the countless attempts to silence the vote of millions of Americans, attacks on our democracy have come in many forms,” said incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). “Senate Democrats are committed to advancing real solutions and fighting to uphold the core tenets of our constitution, which is why we are announcing today that the first bill of the new Congress will be the For the People Act.”
Schumer’s remarks came in a joint statement with Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), the bill’s lead sponsor, Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who vowed that “as the incoming chair of the Rules Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal elections, a number one priority will be to make voting easier and more secure and to halt the flood of special interest and dark money that is drowning out the voices of the American people.”
I love the sentiment but how far do you think this will go….especially in branch that is owned by big money and lobbyists?
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