Harder Joins Colleagues as Founding Member of End Corruption Caucus
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) along with fellow Freshmen Members of Congress have founded a new Congressional caucus, End Corruption. The group has already been active in fighting corruption, including helping pass the most sweeping effort in a generation, the For the People Act. The caucus will focus on fighting the power of money and lobbying and will work to increase transparency and accountability in Washington.
“Washington is a disgusting cesspool, and everyone knows it. It’s time to take a sledgehammer to the dark money special interests in this town – and that’s what our new group is focusing on,” said Rep. Harder. “This is a gateway issue to getting things done on any of our other priorities. Pharmaceutical companies own Mitch McConnell and that’s why he won’t move our bill to lower drug costs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to clean this place up.”
Representative Harder is a leader in efforts to fight corruption in Washington. The first legislative provision he worked to pass through the House of Representatives, which would crack down on lobbying, was included in the For the People Act. He also worked with fellow End Corruption Caucus founding member Rep. Max Rose (NY-11) to introduce the Ban Corporate PACs Act, which would ban all corporate Political Action Committees (PACs).