The Texas Public Policy Foundation resoundingly rejects the “For the People Act” (H.R. 1), unconstitutional legislation that would dangerously distort our system of ensuring free and fair elections. The proposal would unconstitutionally federalize the election process in states, create illegal mandates related to the maintenance of voter rolls, hamstring a state’s ability to verify voter identity, and overturn the states’ 10th Amendment power to decide on eligibility and receipt deadlines for mail in ballots.
“Americans should be aware of this dangerous and irresponsible policy some members of Congress wish impose upon the people,” said TPPF Executive Director Kevin Roberts. “It removes all accountability from our elected representatives in favor of unelected bureaucrats and muzzles free speech by limiting peaceful assembly, restricting contributions, and prohibiting anonymous political memberships. It is an all-out attack on democracy, federalism, and nearly every cornerstone of American liberty.”