Press Releases

LCV Statement on Announcement of H.R. 1

Nov 30, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. — In response to the announcement today by incoming House leadership and newly elected members of Congress of the bill that will be H.R. 1 next year, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Tiernan Sittenfeld, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs:

“We applaud the incoming House leadership for making the restoration of our democracy a Day One priority. We share the belief that increasing transparency, accountability, and voting rights will lead to a stronger democracy and environmental policies that protect people’s health and safety instead of padding the profits of corporate polluters. Voter suppression, and in particular the exclusion of people of color, women and indigenous people from our democracy, has a profoundly negative impact on our society and institutions. We look forward to working with the new Congress to make reforms that make our democracy and our elections fair and accessible for everyone.”