Scott Statement on House Passage of Historic Democracy Reform

March 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act:

“The For The People Act is a historic legislative package to help reform our democracy. H.R. 1 will help restore political power to the people by strengthening ethics laws, ending the culture of corruption in Washington and reducing the role of dark, unaccountable money in politics. The bill also includes a number of important provisions to preserve access to the ballot box for all eligible voters, while protecting our elections from fraud and influence from foreign governments. Restoring the promise of our democracy should not be a partisan issue, and I hope the Senate considers and passes this critical legislation.”

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