Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes in Favor Of Landmark Democracy Legislation; Two of her Amendments Included in the Bill
Washington, March 8, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted in favor of the For the People Act, also known as H.R. 1. This landmark democracy protection legislation was designed to strengthen public trust in the political process and hold the Government more accountable to the people. The sweeping bill moves to restore our democracy by diminishing the role of money in politics, rebuilding faith in our government, and making it easier for citizens to vote.
“The midterm election last fall made one thing perfectly clear -- the American people are tired of the status quo and want change. Voters have known for a long time that the political process has been corrupted by insidious voter suppression tactics in states across the US and the influx of money into our elections following the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United. As a staffer, I was proud to work on the historic campaign finance reform legislation, Shays-Meehan, and I am incredibly proud to join my colleagues today to vote in favor of this historic legislation that marks a big step forward in the fight to preserve and expand the right to vote and for the integrity of our elections,” said Rep. Trahan.
“I am also pleased that the legislation contained two of my amendments that were aimed at protecting the voting rights and access of the families of our brave servicemembers in uniform, as well as making sure that agents of foreign governments are not able to exercise influence over the drawing of new congressional districts. Like so many of my colleagues I campaigned on the issue of making government more open, transparent, and fair for the people we represent. This legislation represents a promise kept. I hope the Senate joins us in sending this transformational bill to the President’s desk,” Rep. Trahan continued.
You can learn more about Rep. Trahan’s amendments to H.R. 1 HERE:
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More specifically, H.R. 1 address three categories of electoral reform: