Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

221 House Democrats Co-Sponsor H.R. 1, the For the People Act

Once-In-A-Generation Reform Bill Will Clean Up Corruption in Washington, Make It Easier to Vote, and Give Hardworking Americans More Power in Our Democracy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2019
Contact: Daniel Jacobs
(202) 225-4016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today announced that 221 House Democrats have co-sponsored H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of reforms that will clean up corruption in Washington, fight big money in politics and make it easier, not harder, to vote.

“The broad support within our caucus for H.R. 1 underscores Democrats’ commitment to anti-corruption efforts, voter empowerment and citizen-owned elections,” said Congressman Sarbanes, the lead author of H.R. 1. “Democrats get it. We know that Americans feel left out and locked out of their own democracy. That’s why we’re laser focused on cleaning up Washington and returning to government of, by and for the people.”

H.R. 1 co-sponsors include:

  • Rep. John Sarbanes
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Leader Steny Hoyer
  • Whip James Clyburn
  • Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan
  • Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries
  • Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark
  • DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos
  • DPCC Chair David Cicilline
  • DPCC Co-Chair Matt Cartwright
  • DPCC Co-Chair Debbie Dingell
  • DPCC Co-Chair Ted Lieu
  • Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chair Rosa DeLauro
  • Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chair Barbara Lee
  • Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chair Eric Swalwell
  • Junior Caucus Representative Jamie Raskin
  • Freshman Class Representative Katie Hill
  • Freshman Class Representative Joe Neguse
  • Chairman Elijah Cummings
  • Chairman Peter DeFazio
  • Chairman Ted Deutch
  • Chairman Eliot Engel
  • Chairman Raul Grijalva
  • Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren
  • Chairwoman Nita Lowey
  • Chairman James McGovern
  • Chairman Jerry Nadler
  • Chairman Richard Neal
  • Chairman Frank Pallone
  • Chairman Adam Schiff
  • Chairman Bobby Scott
  • Chairman Adam Smith
  • Chairman Mark Takano
  • Chairman Bennie Thompson
  • Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez
  • Chairwoman Maxine Waters
  • Chairman John Yarmuth
  • Rep. Alma Adams
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar
  • Rep. Colin Allred
  • Rep. Cindy Axne
  • Rep. Nanette Barragan
  • Rep. Karen Bass
  • Rep. Joyce Beatty
  • Rep. Ami Bera
  • Rep. Don Beyer
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici
  • Rep. Brendan  Boyle
  • Rep. Anthony Brown
  • Rep. Julia Brownley
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield
  • Rep. Salud Carbajal
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas
  • Rep. Andre Carson
  • Rep. Ed Case
  • Rep. Sean Casten
  • Rep. Kathy Castor
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro
  • Rep. Judy Chu
  • Rep. Gil Cisneros
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke
  • Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay
  • Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver
  • Rep. Steve Cohen
  • Rep. Gerald Connolly
  • Rep. Jim Cooper
  • Rep. Lou Correa
  • Rep. Jim Costa
  • Rep. Joe Courtney
  • Rep. TJ Cox
  • Rep. Angie Craig
  • Rep. Charlie Crist
  • Rep. Jason Crow
  • Rep. Joe Cunningham
  • Rep. Sharice Davids
  • Rep. Danny Davis
  • Rep. Susan Davis
  • Rep. Madeleine Dean
  • Rep. Diana DeGette
  • Rep. Suzan DelBene
  • Rep. Antonio Delgado
  • Rep. Val Demings
  • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett
  • Rep. Mike Doyle
  • Rep. Veronica Escobar
  • Rep. Anna Eshoo
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat
  • Rep. Dwight Evans
  • Rep. Abby Finkenauer
  • Rep. Lizzie Fletcher
  • Rep. Bill Foster
  • Rep. Lois Frankel
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge
  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego
  • Rep. John Garamendi
  • Rep. Sylvia Garcia
  • Rep. Jesus Garcia
  • Rep. Jared Golden
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez
  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer
  • Rep. Al Green
  • Rep. Deb Haaland
  • Rep. Josh Harder
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings
  • Rep. Jahana Hayes
  • Rep. Denny Heck
  • Rep. Brian Higgins
  • Rep. James Himes
  • Rep. Kendra Horn
  • Rep. Steven Horsford
  • Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
  • Rep. Jared Huffman
  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal
  • Rep. Hank Johnson
  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur
  • Rep. William Keating
  • Rep. Robin Kelly
  • Rep. Joseph Kennedy
  • Rep. Ro Khanna
  • Rep. Dan Kildee
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer
  • Rep. Andy Kim
  • Rep. Ron Kind
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
  • Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
  • Rep. Ann McLane Kuster
  • Rep. Conor Lamb
  • Rep. Jim Langevin
  • Rep. Rick Larsen
  • Rep. John Larson
  • Rep. Brenda Lawrence
  • Rep. Al Lawson
  • Rep. Susie Lee
  • Rep. Mike Levin
  • Rep. Andy Levin
  • Rep. John Lewis
  • Rep. Daniel Lipinski
  • Rep. Dave Loebsack
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal
  • Rep. Stephen  Lynch
  • Rep. Tom Malinowski
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
  • Rep. Doris Matsui
  • Rep. Lucy McBath
  • Rep. Betty McCollum
  • Rep. Donald McEachin
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney
  • Rep. Gregory Meeks
  • Rep. Grace Meng
  • Rep. Gwen Moore
  • Rep. Joe Morelle
  • Rep. Seth Moulton
  • Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano
  • Rep. Donald Norcross
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Rep. Tom O'Halleran
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar
  • Rep. Jimmy Panetta
  • Rep. Chris Pappas
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell
  • Rep. Donald Payne
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter
  • Rep. Scott Peters
  • Rep. Dean Phillips
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree
  • Rep. Mark Pocan
  • Rep. Katie Porter
  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley
  • Rep. David Price
  • Rep. Mike Quigley
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice
  • Rep. Max Rose
  • Rep. Harley Rouda
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz
  • Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger
  • Rep. Bobby Rush
  • Rep. Tim Ryan
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez
  • Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky
  • Rep. Brad Schneider
  • Rep. Kim Schrier
  • Rep. David Scott
  • Rep. Jose Serrano
  • Rep. Terri Sewell
  • Rep. Donna Shalala
  • Rep. Brad Sherman
  • Rep. Albio Sires
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin
  • Rep. Darren Soto
  • Rep. Abigail Spanberger
  • Rep. Jackie Speier
  • Rep. Greg Stanton
  • Rep. Tom Suozzi
  • Rep. Mike Thompson
  • Rep. Dina Titus
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib
  • Rep. Paul Tonko
  • Rep. Norma Torres
  • Rep. Lori Trahan
  • Rep. David Trone
  • Rep. Lauren Underwood
  • Rep. Juan Vargas
  • Rep. Marc Veasey
  • Rep. Filemon Vela
  • Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Rep. Peter Welch
  • Rep. Jennifer Wexton
  • Rep. Susan Wild
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson
     

For a section-by-section of H.R. 1, see here.

For H.R. 1 bill text, see here.

For a sampling of H.R. 1 endorsements from leading grassroots advocacy organizations across the country, see here.

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