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Terminating Presidential Election Campaign Fund and Election Assistance Commission

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. BARTON of Texas. I thank the gentleman from Mississippi for yielding.

One of the arguments that's been made about the EAC, Mr. Speaker, is that it's the Federal Election Commission that ensures every American citizen's right to vote. If only that were true, Mr. Speaker.

The National Association of Secretaries of State, which is the organization in each State that oversees the elections, has called for the dissolution of the EAC. The committee has heard firsthand testimony from Secretaries of State all across the country. Both in 2005 and again in 2010, the National Association of Secretaries of State has called for the dissolution of the EAC.

If the organizations that are actually responsible in each State for holding the elections, Mr. Speaker, are asking that the Federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, I think it would behoove the Congress to listen to the States and in this case dissolve this commission.


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