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Rep. TJ Cox on the passage of HR1

Posted: 5:40 PM, Mar 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-08 20:41:02-05

WASHINGTON, DC — TJ Cox released a statement on Friday about the passage of HR1, a bill that will overhaul the federal elections system.

“I’m an engineer. I fix things that are broken. But it doesn’t take an engineer to tell you that our politics is broken - for too long, our policies have been dictated by special interests and deep-pocketed corporate donors, drowning out the voices of hard-working families.
“Our pay-to-play politics is why today we pay the most of any nation for prescription drugs. This is why we cannot, as the wealthiest nation in the world, deliver quality, affordable healthcare to every American family. This is why we are behind in the fight for renewable, sustainable technologies of the future. This is why many in the Central Valley still lack clean drinking water, and why our children breathe poisonous air."
“Today this legislation is the first step towards bringing the voices and the priorities of the people back to Congress. I’m proud to have voted today for HR1, the For the People Act."
“This bill will hold our politicians accountable to the people once again. I want to thank the people of the Central Valley for making their voices heard and pushing our elected representatives to finally do right by them.”