A Message From Congressman Sarbanes

I am proud to be leading the charge in Congress to limit the influence of Big Money on politics and government and amplify the voices of everyday Americans. Whether it’s the economy, energy and the environment, health care or any other critical issue, special interests and well-connected insiders are calling the shots in Washington. We need to return to a government of, by and for the people. That’s why I’ve introduced the Government By the People Act.

Updates

  • Empower. Amplify. Protect.

    Getting big money out of politics is the most important reform we can fight for to ensure our nation can live up to the values put forth in our Constitution: that we are a republic of, for and by the people. I have dedicated my career to this cause because I believe our democracy works best when we are all involved and all our voices can be heard.

     

    That's why in every session of Congress since 2013, I've introduced the Government By The People Act. This legislation will take our government back from big money, billionaires and special interest groups and empower the American people to participate more in our elections.

  • Healthcare is a Human Right

    As of 10:30 this morning, my colleagues and I on the House Energy and Commerce committee had spent 24 hours reviewing the disastrous Affordable Care Act repeal bill introduced by Republicans on Monday. We had to stay up all night because House Republicans crafted this bill in secret and forced a committee vote on it earlier today.

     

    Republicans rushed this bill through our committee hearings because their bill to repeal and “replace” the ACA is bad for the American people, and they know it won’t stand up to scrutiny.

  • Stopping the Republican Repeal of the ACA

    After crafting the bill in secret, House Republicans going to attempt to force a committee vote on this major legislation less than 36 hours after its release with no public hearings or bipartisan input. They are rushing through a proposal that will cause millions to lose health care coverage and do severe economic damage.

    This repeal bill represents so much of what is wrong with our government - it’s written not to provide better health coverage for more Americans, but instead to benefit the wealthy and well-connected special interests.

  • Trump's Unbelievable Environmental Plan

    Along with new EPA Administrator Pruitt, Trump is trying to gut the federal funds to help clean up the Bay. Under his reckless proposal, the budget for the project would be reduced by 93%, literally tens of millions of dollars, gone.

     
    We can’t let that happen.
  • Sessions Must Resign

    Late last night, the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had multiple conversations with Russian officials during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and lied when asked about it under oath.

     

    He must resign and we need to immediately appoint an independent commission to investigate the Trump campaign’s shady ties to Putin and his cronies.