January 17, 2019 / Press Releases

On H.R. 1, McConnell Defies the Will of the American People

End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s op-ed opposing the common sense, anti-corruption provisions of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, that aims to end the dominance of big money in politics and give everyday people a bigger voice.

“While American families struggle to put food on the table tonight because Mitch McConnell refuses to end the shutdown, the Senate Majority Leader took the opportunity to assure his special interest friends that he won’t support the For the People Act. It’s the epitome of what’s wrong with Washington.

“The American people know the system is failing them because politicians like Mitch McConnell are serving their donors and special interests. The For the People Act is the antidote to Washington’s rigged system. It restores the voice of the people, so that it’s no longer drowned out by those with the biggest checks. This legislation will ensure that our government is always putting the interests of everyday families first.

“Americans’ faith in government is at a record low, but their energy and enthusiasm to fix the system is a force that cannot be stopped by McConnell or any other Washington politician.”

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