Make Presidential Inaugurations Transparent

It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.

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Cosponsor the RIIDE Act

Please join us by co-sponsoring the Reining in Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act.
This legislation would bring much-needed transparency when it comes to federal agency heads’ excessive spending on office renovations and furniture and create real consequences for officials who break the rules.

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Cosponsor the Same Day Registration Act

I write to request your support for my bill, the Same Day Registration Act. The right to vote is among the most fundamental Constitutional rights. My legislation that would remove a hurdle and increase access to that right by requiring all states to allow
same-day voter registration for all federal elections.

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Make Presidential Inaugurations Transparent

It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.

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Cosponsor the 21st Century Voting Act

I write to invite you to be a cosponsor of legislation that seeks to make Election Day a national holiday, automatically register every American to vote, and restore the right to vote to every person who has been released from prison.  I invite you to join
H.R. 394, the “21st Century Voting Act”.

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Return Elections to the People – Get the Money Out of Politics!

The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to lift limits on corporate and special interest spending in federal elections undermines our electoral process and jeopardizes our system of democracy.
In fact, the 2018 Election was the most expensive midterm election in U.S. history, with more than a projected $5 billion being spent.
With so much special interest money flowing through our political system, Americans rightfully wonder whether Congress works for them or Wall Street banks, drug companies, and other deep-pocketed special interests.

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Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns

Sending Office: Honorable Anna G. Eshoo Sent By: Eric.Henshall@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns 116th Cosponsors: Reps. Pascrell, McCollum, Cooper, Dingell, Khanna, DeGette, Watson Coleman, Yarmuth, Moore, McEachin, Espaillat, McGovern, Frederica Wilson, Beatty, Wasserman Schultz, Sarbanes, Cohen, Jayapal, Garcia, […]

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Co-sponsor the Pre-Registration of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act

Please join us in cosponsoring the first bicameral legislation to allow young Americans to pre-register to vote in federal elections and to encourage their participation in the electoral process.  Research on the effects of pre-registration shows it is an
effective way to increase overall voter participation and encourage civic engagement.

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Make Presidential Inaugurations Transparent

It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.

Read More