March 8, 2019
Webster: H.R. 1 is Not for the People
Washington, DC – Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, released the following statement on his vote against H.R 1, which would rig the election system to benefit politicians, federal bureaucrats and special interests over hardworking, taxpaying Americans.
“Today, I voted against H.R. 1, which should more accurately be called the “Elect More Democrats” Act. This bill might be one of the most egregious attempts by D.C. to take over elections that are the responsibility of our states. This bill creates new spending mandates by creating a government match program of $1200 for every donation under $200. The last thing we need is a new Federal Government ATM for congressional and presidential races.
“As if this wasn’t enough, it is riddled with constitutional overreach including limits on Free Speech and States’ rights and violations of separation of powers. Further, it politicizes the current bipartisan Federal Election Commission by making it a partisan entity that has power to limit our Constitutional rights. Our Founders would be ashamed of the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on H.R. 1.
“Election integrity is a critical component of the American system. Instead of promoting election integrity, this bill promotes the interests of Washington politicians and special interest groups.”
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