[Congressional Record Volume 165, Number 42 (Friday, March 8, 2019)]
[Page H2608]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. TAKANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. TAKANO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the historic vote 
the House took to strengthen our democracy. The For the People Act will 
help combat corruption and bring ethics and accountability back to our 
political process.
  I am particularly happy that the legislative changes of the Let It Go 
Act will be part of this bold piece of progressive legislation.
  Currently, no laws exist that limit how long candidates or former 
government officials can hold on to their campaign funds after their 
campaign ends or following the conclusion of their public service. It 
is not their money. They should let it go.
  Limits to how long surplus funds can remain in campaign accounts and 
how that money can be utilized must be established. With the inclusion 
of my amendment, this legislation will do just that.
  For far too long, powerful special interests and big money in 
politics have silenced the voices of the American people. H.R. 1 will 
help shift the balance of power from a wealthy, powerful few back to 
the American people. Today I cast an enthusiastic vote, a ``yes'' vote 
For the People.