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H.R. 1 - The For The People Act of 2019

H.R. 1 - To expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants, and for other purposes.

Published: January 4, 2019

In a major step toward fixing our broken system of elections, House Democratic lawmakers introduced a comprehensive democracy reform bill on the first day of the 116th Congress.  The bill, which is known as H.R. 1, or the For The People Act, and was sponsored by Rep. John Sarbanes (D–MD), would create a more responsive and representative government by making it easier for voters to cast a ballot and harder for lawmakers to gerrymander, by transforming how campaigns are funded to amplify the voices of ordinary Americans, and by bolstering election security and government ethics.

View the full text of H.R.1 here.