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Foster Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act

Mar 3, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act:

“I was proud to vote for this historic legislation to defend the health and wellbeing of our democratic system,” Foster said. “We have a responsibility to safeguard American democracy for future generations, and that means getting to work to restore the public’s faith in political institutions. This legislation would end gerrymandering, protect the right to vote, crack down on corruption, bolster ethics rules, and finally end the era of special interest money in our politics. The American people deserve a system of government that works for all Americans, not just the well-connected or wealthy campaign donors. This legislation is a vital first step to returning to the fundamental principles of our democracy and a government by the people, for the people.”