The Latest: Our Democracy
'Restores the people's faith': House passes a broad anti-corruption and voting rights bill
• March 08, 2019 4:42 PM
Create automatic voter registration. Force presidents to make their tax returns public. Turn over congressional redistricting to independent commissions. Bar federal lawmakers from settling discrimination cases with public money.
Watchdog office to probe Mar-a-Lago members' influence at VA
• November 26, 2018 12:00 PM
The Government Accountability Office will investigate whether members of Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida, improperly influenced the Department of Veterans Affairs, including over a $10 billion contract to modernize veterans’ health records, according to a letter from the watchdog office released by Democratic lawmakers Monday.
Democrats Say Their First Bill Will Focus On Strengthening Democracy At Home
• November 12, 2018 12:00 PM
Democrats will take control of the U.S. House in January with big items topping their legislative to-do list: Remove obstacles to voting, close loopholes in government ethics law and reduce the influence of political money.