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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today released the following statement after voting against the motion to proceed on S.1, the For the People Act:

“Today, the Democrats forced a vote on S.1, the partisan ‘For the People Act’ on the U.S. Senate floor. This legislation is an unprecedented power grab that will undermine the sanctity of our elections. I’ve said it before: this is one of the most monstrous bills I’ve seen during my time in Congress, and it is an affront to the United States Constitution.

“The so-called ‘For the People Act’ is a laundry list of bad public policies that would federalize our elections; make elections less secure by undermining sensible voter ID laws; use taxpayer dollars to fund political campaigns; override duly elected state legislatures by mandating the restoration of voting rights for felons; and reform the structure of the currently bipartisan, six-seat Federal Elections Commission into a partisan, five-member panel.

“We often hear that elections have consequences. In November, Americans voted for a Congress that is nearly a 50-50 split between the parties in the House, and precisely 50-50 in the Senate. If elections have consequences, then the consequence American voters had in mind was to require Congress to put aside partisan differences and work together to do its job on their behalf. The U.S. Senate upheld that mandate from the American people today by rejecting this partisan power grab.”

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