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House Judiciary Dems & CBC Chair Condemn GOP Efforts to Strip Away Critical Voting Infrastructure

Feb 8, 2017

Washington, DC – House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr (D-MI), along with Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond (D-LA) and House Judiciary Committee Members Reps. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), today released the following joint statement after the Republican led House Committee on Administration voted on party lines to repeal the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) yesterday:

“Republicans on the House Administration Committee voted yesterday to repeal the Election Assistance Commission, an agency critical to combatting threats to our electoral system and the only federal agency in the United States with a mission of improving the administration of elections.

“It is absurd that Republicans will vote against the creation of an independent commission to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but they will spend taxpayer money to strip away critical federal election infrastructure.

“All who care about protecting our democracy must be prepared to fight this reckless attack on the EAC every step of the way.”

115th Congress