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March 03, 2021

Rep. Trone Statement Ahead of Vote on H.R. 1, Historic Election Anti-Corruption and Election Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

 

Rep. Trone Statement Ahead of Vote on H.R. 1, Historic Election Anti-Corruption and Election Reform

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement ahead of the House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 1, the For the People Act, an historic, anti-corruption and election reform legislation to restore the public trust in government.

“Today, my colleagues in the House of Representatives and I will vote to return the power in our democracy to the American people.

“For decades, we’ve seen how our democracy has marginalized the voices of everyday people — from partisan gerrymandering that has silenced voters across the country, to powerful special interest groups that put corporations above our communities, to restrictions on the voting rights of formerly incarcerated individuals. 

“I came to Congress to be a voice for the voiceless and to bring back compassion, civility, and competence to our government. Passing H.R. 1 will help get us one step closer to restoring integrity, rooting out corruption, and guaranteeing that our government is truly one for the people.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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