WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act:

“The passage of H.R.1 is a vital step forward in making it easier for all eligible Americans to vote, stop the flood of dark money in our elections, and reform our ethics. As we see unprecedented attacks on voting rights following the November 2020 election, the For the People Act is needed now more than ever to ensure that our fundamental rights to participate in our democracy are protected. As Chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee I have announced that we will hold a hearing on March 24 so we can quickly advance these long-needed democracy reforms to ensure our government is, of, by, and for the American people.”