Congressman John B. Larson, Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed Democrat Ann Ravel and Republican Lee Goodman to the Federal Election Commission (FEC):
"For every American to realize the benefits of our great democracy, the broken electoral process must be fixed. It is crucial that as we continue our work to fix this system, we provide the Federal Election Commission the tools and staff it needs to enforce the financial regulations necessary in our elections. Today's Senate confirmations are a good step towards bolstering the ability of the FEC to carry out its mission, ultimately helping to curb other challenges facing the electoral system."
In January, Larson and other Members of the Democratic Caucus joined in a letter urging President Barack Obama to fill ongoing vacancies within the FEC.