House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to push an “election reform” bill that would help her party stay in power and make future elections look a lot like the current contested presidential race if it became law.
In a letter sent to Democratic colleagues in the House last week, Pelosi vowed to prioritize passing H.R. 1 “on the first day of the new Congress.”
In a copy of the letter obtained by Politico, the California Democrat asked for support for another term as speaker and laid out plans for the 117th Congress.
“Our vision for the next two years must be built on the success of Democratic House Majority in the 116th Congress, and to harness the extraordinary visions, values and vibrancy of our Caucus to secure the progress that the American people deserve,” Pelosi wrote.
She quickly invoked her desire to pass H.R. 1, which she said would “remove barriers to the ballot box so that the American people