This Week in The People's House
I voted against H.R. 1 - the For The People Act.
This partisan bill would impose a sweeping federal rewrite of America’s election system to strip states of their power and consolidate it in Washington.
Specifically, H.R. 1 would:
- Allow taxpayer funding of federal campaigns for the first time ever
- Ban voter ID laws
- Prevent removal of ineligible voters from registration rolls
- Allow felons and minors to vote
- Mandate 15 days of early voting and same-day registration
- Mandate no-fault absentee ballots, banning witness signatures
- Accept absentee ballots received up to 10 days after Election Day
- Legalize ballot harvesting
- Automatically register all ‘individuals” instead of “citizens” from all state and federal databases – consequently registering large numbers of ineligible voters
Rather than support reforms to strengthen our election laws, increase ballot integrity, and prevent the irregularities that Americans witnessed in the 2020 election, Democrats are doubling down on billions of taxpayer funded political campaigns, no voter ID, mass mail-in-voting, ballot harvesting, late voting, and other dangerous measures to indefinitely solidify their power in Washington. I promised to fight to strengthen our election integrity and security, and I will continue to do so.
I also voted against H.R. 1280 - the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. This bill poses a grave danger to law-abiding police officers, as it would eliminate qualified immunity protections, lower the standard for federal civil rights lawsuits, and limit access to necessary equipment during emergencies and natural disasters. Democrats rushed this bill to the House Floor without accepting any input from Republicans, expert testimony, or significant data. I am proud to sponsor the JUSTICE Act with Senator Tim Scott, to provide necessary reforms to end police brutality while protecting our law-abiding officers.