Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García Votes to Protect Democracy and Fight Corruption

March 8, 2019
Press Release
Passing The For The People Act Puts People Back In Charge of our Government

Washington, DC- Today Congressman Jesús “Chuy” García voted in support of H.R. 1, The For The People Act, a historic reform package to fight corruption and protect democracy in our country. 

“Today we passed a historic package of democracy reforms, ethics standards, and voting protections to ensure government works for the public interest, not special interests. 

“The cornerstone of our democracy is the right to vote. Unfortunately, special interests have worked to erode this right and fund efforts to make it harder for the working class, communities of color and young Americans to vote.  This reform package includes measures to reverse policies that have threatened access to the voting box and make it easier for all to participate in the democratic process and make Election Day a federal holiday to improve voter turnout.

“We are giving the power back to the people who elected us by ending the flow of big money into politics and strengthening campaign finance rules.

“I came to Washington to fight corruption, lower prescription drugs prices, raise wages and ensure working people like the constituents I represent, have a voice in shaping our policies.  H.R. 1 is just the first step. Now it’s time for Senator Mitch McConnell to act and pass this legislation.”