Congressman Kim Co-Sponsors Bill to Address Money and Corruption in Politics
Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) signed on as a co-sponsor to H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021, which would enact stronger ethics laws, work to get the corrupting influence of money out of politics, strengthen election security and make it easier for Americans to vote. Congressman Kim was a vocal advocate and co-sponsor of H.R. 1 in the 116th Congress.
"Addressing the corrupting power of money in politics and holding our elected officials accountable when they break the rules is critical to restoring trust in our institutions so that we can come together to deliver for the American people," said Congressman Kim. "This bill represents the frustration and anger I've heard from my neighbors across New Jersey; that the elected officials sent to Washington aren't there for them, but for a special interest or big corporate donor. That's not what our democracy is about, and we should do everything we can to fix our systems so that they work for the working men and women who make this country great, not just those who can simply afford it. I hope my colleagues from both sides of the aisle come together and join me in supporting this bill so we can restore trust and make clear that our priorities are always in putting the American people first."
A section-by-section summary of the bill can be found by clicking here.
Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it's having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.