Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act:
“The For the People Act is one of the most sweeping reform packages to pass the House of Representatives in the past half century. H.R.1 will return the American political system to the people by ensuring that every eligible American can cast a ballot, while pushing back against the corrupting influence of big money in politics.
“For too long, our country has lurched increasingly towards the interests of the privileged and the powerful.
“Today is a historic day, and I was proud to cast my vote in favor of this bill. We must continue to prioritize reforms that strengthen our democracy, so that all voices can be heard.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.