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July 29, 2021

Rep. David Trone Hosts Conversation on Voting Rights and H.R. 1, the For the People Act, with Rep. John Sarbanes

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July 29, 2021

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

Rep. David Trone Hosts Conversation on Voting Rights and H.R. 1, the For the People Act, with Rep. John Sarbanes

Rep. David Trone (MD-06) with Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03)

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation with Representative John Sarbanes (MD-03) on voting rights reform. Representative Sarbanes is the chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force and the architect of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which passed the House earlier this year. You can watch the conversation here

“H.R. 1 would bring integrity and honesty back to Congress while putting an end to voter suppression laws that hurt our democracy,” said Representative David Trone. “I want to thank Congressman Sarbanes for talking to me today about how we can focus on kicking corruption out of our democracy and how we can put people back at the center of our politics.” 

H.R. 1 focuses on creating fair and equitable elections and increasing the transparency of our government. It would:  

  • 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: ensure we have secure, accurate elections and stop voter suppression efforts designed to stop people from voting based on who they will vote for  
  • 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.

You can watch the discussion here.

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 mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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