Rep. Fred Upton speaks against “For The People Act”

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Congressman Fred Upton spoke against the “For The People Act” in the House of Representatives, according to WWMT.

The bill aims “to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and strengthen ethics rules for public servants,” according to its current text.

The voting process would also be streamlined, and campaign funding would become more transparent.

The legislation would also take the power to draw congressional districts away from state legislatures, assigning that task instead to independent commissions.

The House is expected to vote on the bill on Friday, and if it passes it’s not expected to pass in the Senate.

Read more about Upton’s statements against the bill in the original story from WWMT.

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