Congressman Pappas votes to pass sweeping democracy reform package, H.R. 1, the “For The People” Act

March 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today Congressman Chris Pappas, a co-sponsor of H.R. 1, voted to pass the sweeping democracy reform legislation that would fix our broken campaign finance system, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and protect and expand the right to vote. This vote makes good on Congressman Pappas’s promise to make Washington work for regular people and get rid of the corrosive influence of big money in our political system. H.R. 1, also known as the For The People Act, was the first bill introduced by the new House Democratic majority. Congressman Pappas joined a group of his future colleagues to roll out the bill in late November.

“I was proud to join my House colleagues in taking a monumental step toward reforming our political system by voting for H.R. 1 today,” said Congressman Pappas. “If we can limit the influence of big money and corporate special interests we can put the power of our democracy back in the hands of the people. This bill demands transparency and accountability, ensures members of Congress are working for their constituents and not themselves, and makes it easier—not harder—to exercise your right to vote. These crucial reforms will end the big money politics as usual and allow the voices of everyday Americans to be heard loud and clear in Washington.”