WASHINGTON—U.S. Representative Scott Franklin (R–Fla.) issued a statement in opposition to House passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act:

“While Democrats call this bill ‘For the People,’ it’s really ‘For the Politicians’—a massive ploy to publicly fund campaigns with federal money, remove state control of elections, forbid photo IDs for voter identification, and allow the IRS to investigate political views of organizations before granting tax-exempt status. These are not the values of an open and free democracy. At a time when we should be working to open schools, vaccinate Americans and strengthen our economy, it’s revealing that Democrats have chosen to make this their signature legislation.” 

For a one-pager on the bill, click here.