Update: Impeachment Report & Voting Rights
This week, I joined with Chairmen Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel to release the impeachment inquiry report from our three committees; Oversight and Reform, Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs. The report is very clear and the facts are uncontested – President Trump abused his power for personal, political gain at the expense of our national security. And then, in an attempt to cover up his wrong doing, obstructed Congress.
And while we are focused on the inquiry and drafting articles of impeachment, I’m proud that House Democrats are also pushing forward with our For The People policy agenda. Just this week we passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. More on all of this below.
The Impeachment Report
Thanks to the incredible work of the Members and staffs of the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday, we released The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report.
The evidence is clear that President Trump abused the power of the Presidency to engage in a pressure campaign to get the Ukrainian President to announce investigations that would benefit President Trump’s reelection campaign, and that President Trump made that choice at the expense of our national security.
What this boils down to: Trump induced, pressured, bribed and extorted President Zelensky.
On top of that, he then engaged in an unprecedented effort to obstruct our investigation by ordering the entire Executive Branch to not comply with congressional subpoenas.
Now, based on our factual findings, we must act as a Congress and a nation to protect our Constitution and our democracy.
Fighting for Our Right to Vote
I am so proud to have voted today to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, critical legislation that protects the most basic and fundamental of American rights – the right to vote.
Ever since the 2013 Supreme Court Shelby decision undermined the Voting Rights Act, states and localities with histories of racial injustice have again started discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchise countless Americans, particularly people of color.
H.R. 4 restores the Voting Rights Act in its entirety, repeals the Shelby decision, and gives the federal government the tools to hold local election officials accountable for discriminatory practices that deny Americans their right to vote.
So many brave Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our fundamental right to vote for our own government. We honor their sacrifice by passing this legislation that protects the right to vote for every single citizen.
As always, your concerns still and always will remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.
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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress