Lois Frankel

03/04/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/04/2021 09:15

Rep. Frankel Statement on Passage of Landmark Voting Rights, Democracy Reform Bill

Today, Representative Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the For The People Act, the most significant voting rights and democratic reform bill in more than 50 years.

'The American people elected President Biden and the Democratic majorities in order to give power back to the American people and restore transparency, accountability, and integrity to our political system,' said Rep. Frankel. 'Passage of the For The People Act brings us one step closer to fulfilling these promises and protecting our democracy for generations to come.'

Importantly, the For The People Act will:

  • Fight big money in politics: take on the power of special interests, end dark money, and ensure public officials are working in the public interest.
  • Expand voting rights: strengthen vote by mail, early voting and ballot access for all Americans.
  • End extreme partisan gerrymandering: create a non-partisan, open process to draw transparent and fair congressional district maps.
  • Hold elected officials accountable: implement tougher ethics laws to ensure elected officials are held accountable.

H.R. 1passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 220-210 and now goes to the Senate.