Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on the Passage of Historic Anti-Corruption and Fair Elections Reforms


Date: March 8, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) praised the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption reforms. Rep. Gallego released the following statement:

"For too long, big money special interests and dark money groups have undercut our democracy at the expense of everyone else. They've made it almost impossible to pass common-sense legislation that is supported by the American people, including gun violence reform, immigration reform, and action on climate change.

"I am proud that the House passed this transformative voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics reform bill that will safeguard every Arizonan's access to the polls, ensure elected officials work for the people they represent, and empower citizens to take back our democracy."