March 08, 2019

Assistant Speaker Luján Statement on H.R. 1

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the passage of the For the People Act:

“Today is a historic day in the people’s House. The passage of H.R. 1 will drastically reform how Congress and our government operates - taking power away from special interests to empower the American people.

“H.R. 1 will restore transparency in our government, reduce the role of dark money in politics, and make it easier for all eligible Americans to vote. These are the tools needed to ensure that Congress can rigorously pursue an agenda that uplifts and supports working men and women.

“House Democrats made a commitment to Americans that we would fundamentally change Washington if elected to the majority. This week, with the passage of H.R. 1, we're living up to that commitment.”

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