More on Government Reform
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a comprehensive ethics and electoral reform bill that would protect voting rights, rein in the influence of big money in politics and restore ethics and accountability in Washington. Earlier this week, she delivered a speech on the House floor in support of H.R. 1.
WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, U.S. Representative Angie Craig delivered a speech on the House floor in support of H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The comprehensive democratic reform legislation would expand the right to vote, preserve the integrity of our elections, crack down on special interests in Washington and shine a light on the influence of dark money in American politics.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Angie Craig introduced a resolution to ban Members of Congress from serving on the boards of for-profit entities.
WASHINGTON, DC — This week, U.S. Representative Angie joined 79 of her Democratic colleagues in the House in requesting that President Joe Biden fill the existing vacancies on the United States Postal Service’s Board of Governors as quickly as possible. In their letter, the Members raised their concerns about decision-making by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who has been accused of politicizing the previously nonpartisan agency and causing a decline in service levels for the USPS.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Angie Craig joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues as an original cosponsor of legislation to address longstanding financial challenges at the United States Postal Service (USPS). In recent years, operating deficits at USPS have grown, largely due to a law passed in 2006 which required the agency to prefund the health care benefits of future retirees – a burdensome requirement that is not imposed on any other federal agency or private entity.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Angie Craig introduced the Halt Unchecked Member Benefits with Lobbying Elimination (HUMBLE) Act, which would permanently ban Members of Congress from serving as lobbyists and require them to sell individual stocks upon being sworn in. The HUMBLE Act also restricts unnecessary perks for Members, including a ban on taxpayer funded first-class airline accommodations. Representative Craig previously introduced this critical reform legislation in the 116th Congress.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig helped to pass the Delivering for America Act, which she cosponsored earlier this week. The bill would require Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to return the level of service provided by USPS to levels before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday, Rep. Angie Craig visited postal workers at the South St. Paul Post Office, following her visit to the Burnsville Post Office in May to thank employees for their important work as they keep our nation running.
Today, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, Jr. asking them to urgently set aside political games and prioritize delivering mail, including prescription drugs to America’s veterans.
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report showing U.S. Rep. Angie Craig’s Payment Integrity Information Act led the government to halt improper economic assistance payments.