Centrist Democrats Demand Change To Pelosi Anti-Corruption Bill

(Bloomberg) — A coalition of centrist House Democrats has asked for a change to Nancy Pelosi’s top legislative priority in the new Congress – overhauling the redistricting process, according a letter from four of the group’s leaders.
    • Leaders of the group of moderates ask Pelosi to add a provision to an anti-corruption bill she hopes to introduce as H.R. 1 soon after her party takes the majority next month that would require a nonpartisan redistricting process
    • Lawmakers “strongly recommend” Pelosi add the John Tanner Fairness in Redistricting Act to the existing package, which bolsters voting rights, overhauls campaign finance laws and requires the president to release his tax returns
    • The four Blue Dog leaders are Reps. Tom O’Halleran, Stephanie Murphyand Luis Correa, as well as Rep.-elect Anthony Brindisi of New York
  • NOTE: The House speaker, which Pelosi is on track to become in the next Congress, typically designates H.R. 1 for a symbolic legislative priority; H.R. 1 was the bill for GOP’s tax cuts