Congressman Van Drew (D-N.J.) Votes to Restore Power Back to the American People and Away from Special Interests

March 9, 2019
Press Release

March 9, 2019
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(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02) voted this week to protect the integrity of our elections, reduce the corrupting influence of dark money in our elections, and impose new and higher ethical standards for those running for high office. H.R. 1, the For the People Act, will protect our democracy and put power back in the hands of the American people.

Following the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United v. FEC ruling in 2010 which allowed unlimited corporate spending in politics, huge amounts of undisclosed money flooded our politics, crowding out the voices of ordinary Americans. This legislation seeks to reduce the corrupting influence of dark money in our elections by requiring the disclosure of all Super PAC donors, places reasonable limits on campaign contributions, and ensures complete transparency. 

H.R. 1 also protects the integrity of our 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,” said 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.

Congressman Jeff Van Drew is the Representative for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District. His office in Washington, D.C. is in Cannon House Office Building Room 331 and his District office is in Mays Landing. Van Drew was a practicing dentist in South Jersey for more than 30 years and was previously Senator for New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District. He took office on January 3, 2019. Visit his website to learn more and to get the latest news updates by following him on Twitter or liking him on Facebook.