Midday Newsmaker: Rep. John Sarbanes, on Reforming American Democracy | WYPR

Midday Newsmaker: Rep. John Sarbanes, on Reforming American Democracy

Dec 17, 2018

Last month, Rep. John Sarbanes won a seventh term representing Md. District 3.
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Rep. John Sarbanes joins Tom for the hour today. Last month, he was re-elected to represent Maryland’s 3rd congressional district for a seventh term.  

For nearly two years, Sarbanes has chaired the House Democracy Reform Task Force, a group of legislators seeking to minimize the influence of special interests on elections. He is the principle author of H.R. 1, a bill that addresses ethics and campaign finance reform as well as voting rights protections. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who will likely be the new Speaker of the House, said the bill will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes on January 3rd, 2019.

Congressman Sarbanes also serves on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on National Security. He joins Tom live in Studio A.