H.R. 1, the For the People Act, Will Clean Up Corruption in Washington, Make It Easier to Vote, and Give Everyday Americans More Power in Our Democracy
Committee on House Administration Chairperson-designate Zoe Lofgren and the new House Democratic majority today introduced H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of pro-democracy and anticorruption reforms to put power back in the hands of the American people by ending the dominance of big money in politics; making it easier, not harder, to vote; and ensuring that politicians actually serve the public interest.
Zoe Lofgren and Senior Democratic Members of Congress wrote to Department of Homeland Security Acting Inspector General John Kelly demanding answers following news of a 7-year-old girl who died last week while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. Trump administration officials have since refused to take responsibility for the child’s death.
Jerrold Nadler and Zoe Lofgren issued the following joint statement in response to a federal judge halting President Trump's illegal proclamation denying asylum to immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. In his order issued last night, Judge Jon S. Tigar noted that the President “may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”
November 9, 2018 Press Release
Jerrold Nadler and Zoe Lofgren issued a joint statement in response to President Trump's illegal proclamation denying asylum to immigrants fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries.
Congressman Jerrold Nadler and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren issued a joint statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General report, which determined the Administration misled Congress and the American people about its family separation policy with no plans for tracking children or ensuring reunification with their parents.
Senator Kamala D. Harris, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler, and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Zoe Lofgren led 17 lawmakers in a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Inspector General John V. Kelly requesting an investigation into allegations that DHS officials used coercive and abusive tactics on detained immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the border under the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy.
September 26, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren issued a statement in response to the Trump administration's new "public charge" rule
The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was selected by the Transportation Security Administration to test new airport perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies, announced Zoe Lofgren and Eric Swalwell today.
September 6, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren issued a statement on H.R. 6911, the Community Safety and Security Act of 2018.
August 29, 2018 Press Release
Zoe Lofgren and Anna G. Eshoo announced a new federal grant to install positive train control systems on the peninsula corridor Caltrain track between San Francisco and Southern San Jose.