Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) issued the following statement after voting against House Democrats’ “For The Politicians Act,” which forces taxpayers to fund political campaigns and would federalize elections, taking power away from state and local governments where it belongs: 

“The past two weeks have proven that Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are not serious about governing or leading our nation. The bill they brought to the floor today steals power from the people, violates Americans’ First Amendment Rights, and is designed to protect Democrat politicians. The legislation would force hard-earned taxpayer money to fund political campaigns and enable the federal government to control all aspects of our elections. 

“It’s clear that we need common sense election reform, but this unconstitutional federal takeover would only create more uncertainty for the system.”