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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

The First Thing Democrats Will Do If They Win The House Is Pass Anti-Corruption And Voting Rights Reforms

Oct 31, 2018
In The News

The first bill Democrats plan to introduce and pass if they win control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 6 will be a comprehensive package of campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting and ethics reforms.... The presumptive H.R. 1 will be based on a House resolution introduced in 2018 by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and co-sponsored by 165 Democratic House members, including the entire party leadership.... “Reform is going to be the first thing out of the gate,” he said.... The bill will include the creation of a small-donor public financing system for congressional elections, the restoration of the Voting Rights Act, nationwide automatic voter registration, nonpartisan redistricting reforms for congressional elections and a host of ethics reforms to rein in corruption in Congress and the executive branch.