DNC on House Passage of For the People Act
March 8, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after House Democrats passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act:
“No president in modern history has done more to undermine the rule of law and destroy public trust in our institutions than Donald Trump. No political party has done more to disenfranchise voters and reward wealthy special interests at the expense of the middle class than the Republican Party.
“With the passage of H.R. 1, Democrats are following through on our campaign promise to hold Trump accountable and make government work for the people. This bill expands access to the ballot, raises ethical standards in Washington, and restores integrity to our federal government. And that’s exactly why Trump and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell are doing everything they can to prevent it from becoming law. The American people are watching, and they will remember which party is actually fighting for them come Election Day.”