Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

House Democratic Challengers Demand Campaign-Finance Reforms

October 10, 2018
In The News

The results of the 2018 midterm elections will determine what happens next in Congress and where the battle to challenge corruption in Washington goes in 2019. If Democrats win control of the House, Democratic leaders are publicly committed to move immediately to pass sweeping democracy reforms, including a new public matching funds system for federal candidates.... In addition to campaign-finance reforms, the elements of the democracy reforms to be considered in a single package include voting rights, nonpartisan redistricting commissions, and executive branch and congressional ethics reforms. The reforms are contained in A Better Deal for Our Democracy, developed by a House Democratic task force led by Representative John Sarbanes.... If passed by the House early next year, the democracy reform package will move to the Senate where a tough battle will ensue over the next few years to enact the legislation into law.... The coming fight for fundamental reforms is a battle to restore the integrity and health of our democracy. It must be won.