Abolishing the Election Assistance Commission is “Irresponsible”

 

Washington, DC - Today the House Administration Committee voted to terminate the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC), the only federal agency devoted exclusively to improving election administration on a bi-partisan basis.  The EAC Termination Act was sponsored by the committee chairman, Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.).

The next Supreme Court nominee, whom President Trump will nominate this week, will play a major role in the course for American democracy over the coming decades.  That may seem like an exaggeration, but the Supreme Court is currently divided four to four on most major issues. The incoming justice will ultimately be the deciding vote on crucial issues that shape the direction of our country.

The League of Women Voters believes that any Supreme Court nominee should share his or her views on fundamental issues.  We have three questions for the nominee: 

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's immigration ban:

"The League of Women Voters is opposed to deportation of non-criminal undocumented immigrants. 

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement in response to the unsubstantiated claim from the White House that millions of illegal votes were cast in the past election:  

Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

The League joined a letter to President Trump in support of the Obama Administration's 2012 executive action on "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals."