H.R. 1: For The People Act

H.R. 1: For The People Act
Seeks to eliminate dark money in politics, makes it easier for Americans to exercise their right to vote, ends the process of partisan redistricting nationwide, and imposes new, higher standards of ethics.
Democrats pledged to use the House Majority to renew faith in government by increasing transparency, accountability, and ethics standards for Congress and the executive branch.  With the passage on March 8 of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, the Democratic-led House kept that promise and took a major step forward to make government work for the people again.  This legislation would make it easier for Americans to exercise their right to vote, address the corrosive influence of dark money in our politics, institute national redistricting reform, and establish higher ethical and transparency standards for public officials.  House Democrats will continue taking steps to root out corruption and restore the American people’s confidence that their government can be a force for good in their lives, helping make opportunities more accessible and responding to the needs of our citizens in a timely and effective manner.  The For the People Act, H.R. 1, is just the beginning. 
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Wanted to be sure you saw this op-ed on CNN.com by House Majority Leader Steny H.
Friday, April 12, marks the 100th day of the House Democratic Majority, and House Democrats have made significant progress on the For The People agenda during that time, working to raise wages and expand economic opportunity; lower health care and prescription drug costs; and ensure working families have the tools to make it in America.
Hakeem Jeffries became our Chairman and the distinguished lady from Massachusetts, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, became our Vice Chair.
Three months into the Congress, House Democrats continue to make progress on the For The People agenda focused on cleaning up corruption in Washington, lowering health care and prescription drug costs, raising wages, and rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. 
House Democrats are recognizing this week as “Sunshine Week,” an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to open, transparent government that works of, by, and for the people.
Today, the House passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act, fulfilling our pledge to pass a comprehensive government reform package that will clean up corruption in Washington and restore our democracy.
[Senator McConnell refusing to bring up the bill is] a shame because what this bill is designed to do is to make campaign finance for the people and not for special interests.
I thank [Committee on House Administration Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren] for her leadership on this bill, H.R. 1.