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Foster Statement on H.R. 1

Mar 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued a 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 that provides essential reforms to our political system that would reduce corruption, increase transparency, and protect the fundamental right to vote. We have a responsibility to restore the public’s faith in in political institutions. With more transparency and accountability, I hope that we can restore trust in our elections and democracy. 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.”