2019 Recent Vote
Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) sponsored H.R. 1, the For the People Act, which would strengthen voting rights, increase transparency and fairness in our campaign finance system, and improve our ethics laws. For far too long restrictive voting laws and partisan gerrymandering have silenced voices in our communities, disproportionately impacting people of color, young people, and people with disabilities. H.R. 1 seeks to address issues at the core of a well-functioning nation – that every eligible voter can participate equitably in our democracy, and that the people’s voice, rather than outsized corporate influence, guides our elected officials. On March 8, the House approved H.R. 1 by a vote of 234-193 (House roll call vote 118). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.