FGA Applauds Republican Leaders for Inquiring About President Biden’s Move to Take Over Federal Elections

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NAPLES, FL—This week, nine Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives sitting on seven different committees sent a letter to the Biden administration raising concerns about the Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting (E.O. 14019), questioning its constitutionality and statutory authority.

Republican leadership questioned the executive order’s provisions, which direct federal agencies to assist states with voter registration, expand the use and agency promotion of vote.gov, and increase federally funded government employee participation in the voting process. Additionally, the letter rightly scrutinizes the Biden administration’s latest voter registration scheme within the food stamp program. 

“This letter publicly calls out what is frighteningly obvious—that under the guise of ‘access’ the Biden administration has attempted to federalize elections,” said Tarren Bragdon, president and CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). “President Biden’s executive order is politically motivated at its core and is a clear effort to push back against legislative actions in states like Florida, Georgia, and Texas that secure elections and protect voters’ voices.”

The letter was led by Committee on House Administration Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Committee on Agriculture Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA). 

The letter was also signed by Subcommittee on Elections Republican Leader Bryan Steil (R-WI), Committee on Education and Labor Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Committee on Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Committee on Oversight and Reform Republican Leader James Comer (R-KY), Committee on Small Business Republican Leader Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture Republican Leader Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), and Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government Republican Leader Steve Womack (R-AR).

Executive Order 14019 raises serious constitutional and legal questions about the appropriateness of this administration’s under-the-radar efforts to establish registration activities at federal agencies around the country. Continued oversight of this blatant administrative overreach must remain a top priority for congressional leaders.

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