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Re: Corruption in Government
« Reply #825 on: January 05, 2019, 01:37:06 pm »
NEWS ANALYSIS  POLITICS & ELECTIONS

BY Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

PUBLISHED January 4, 2019

House Democrats Release Sweeping Legislation to Drain the Swamp

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In an op-ed for The Hill on Thursday, Sarbanes and Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) laid outthe three central components of H.R. 1:

֍ First, we will rein in the influence of big money in our politics. That means bringing more transparency to our campaign finance system and empowering everyday Americans with a powerful new system that rewards and amplifies small donors.

֍ Second, we will make sure that public servants actually serve the public, not use their office for personal gain. That means strengthening ethics across all three branches of government, ending the revolving door in Washington and reining in lobbyists.

֍ Third, we will protect every citizen’s right to vote. That means promoting national automatic voter registration, expanding early and absentee voting, building the case to restore the Voting Rights Act, ending voter roll purging, safeguarding our election infrastructure from foreign attackers and cracking down on partisan gerrymandering.


Read more:

https://truthout.org/articles/house-democrats-release-sweeping-legislation-to-drain-the-swamp/



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