Washington, D.C. – Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) today issued the following statement on H.R. 5803.
I introduced H.R. 5803 at the request of election advocates and elected officials as a simple solution to deal with some of the problems jurisdictions may face on Election Day. This legislation is a straightforward and measured step towards improving the reliability of our election systems, and is widely supported by state and local election officials.
While moving this bill forward, it’s become quite clear that Republican opposition to this bill is part of the GOP’s continuing strategy of disenfranchising voters and suppressing votes. While I’m disappointed by its failure to pass the House, I will continue working to ensure that state and local election officials have the tools they need to guarantee that all Americans have a voice in our political process.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her seventh term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She also Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.