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U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2nd)

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) voted to protect the integrity of elections, reduce the corrupting influence of dark money in elections, and impose new and higher ethical standards for those running for high office.

H.R. 1, the For the People Act, will protect the nation's democracy and put power back in the hands of the American people, according to a release.

Following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling in 2010 which allowed unlimited corporate spending in politics, huge amounts of undisclosed money flooded politics, crowding out the voices of ordinary Americans, the release continued.

This legislation seeks to reduce the corrupting influence of dark money in elections by requiring the disclosure of all Super PAC (political action committee) donors, places reasonable limits on campaign contributions, and ensures complete transparency.

H.R. 1 also protects the integrity of elections by strengthening voting rights protections and ends the process of partisan redistricting.

“This reform bill will clean-up corruption in Washington, restore our democracy, and promote bipartisanship,” stated Van Drew. “We need to restore our democracy to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

In 2012, as a New Jersey State Senator, Van Drew authored a resolution expressing strong opposition to the Citizens United v. FEC ruling.

To read the legislation, click here.

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