Blue Dog Leadership Statement on House Passage of H.R. 1
Today, the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) issued the following statement on H.R. 1, For the People Act of 2019, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1 included several Blue Dog Coalition priorities, such as securing our elections, redistricting reform, increasing transparency on Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) funding, and increasing oversight to prevent government leaders from misusing tax dollars on lavish flights and unnecessary military air travel.
“From campaign finance to redistricting reform, these actions are key to getting Washington working again. H.R. 1 sends a clear message to the American people: We hear you, and we will work on your behalf to move this country forward. Americans deserve increased transparency and they deserve the peace of mind to know that our elections are secure. Now it’s up to the Senate to demonstrate that we’re united in these shared American values. And now it’s up to the House to continue to act on the promises we’ve made to the American people: rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, lowering prescription drug prices, and increasing access to health care. The Blue Dogs are ready to help deliver real results.”