Democracy Reform Task Force



The Democracy Reform Task Force – chaired by Congressman John Sarbanes – is a bold effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to clean up Washington and put the public's interests ahead of special interests.

The Democracy Reform Task Force:

  • Conducts Oversight of Ethical Violations – Brings together Congressional resources to ensure that government officials abide by our nation’s ethics laws and the U.S. Constitution.
  • Challenges Special-Interest Policy – Fights back against egregious special-interest giveaways that benefit wealthy donors, corporations and well-connected Washington insiders at the expense of everyday Americans.
  • Advances Positive Democracy Reforms – The 2020 election underscored the need for comprehensive, structural democracy reform. Americans across the country were forced to overcome rampant voter suppression, gerrymandering and a torrent of special-interest dark money just to exercise their vote and their voice in our democracy. It shouldn’t have to be this way. That’s why House Democrats are committed to advancing HR1, the For the People Act – a transformational anti-corruption and clean elections reform package – in the 117th Congress. We will clean up corruption in Washington, empower the American people and restore faith and integrity to our government. HR1 will get us there.

Our Republic’s strength is built on the American people’s trust in our institutions of democracy and it’s earned through fair elections, responsive governance and a robust system of checks and balances. The Democracy Reform Task Force works tirelessly to preserve and renew the public’s trust in our great Republic.

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More on Democracy Reform Task Force

September 14, 2021 Press Release
April 22, 2021 Press Release