WASHINGTON — House Democrats faced sustained partisan fire on Tuesday over their ambitious elections overhaul bill, a top priority for the new Democratic leaders who must answer charges that their efforts to counter partisan gerrymandering and ease access to the polls strain the constitutional reach of Congress.
The House Judiciary Committee’s inaugural hearing of the 116th Congress was dedicated to the voting and ethics rules overhaul, known as the For the People Act, which Democratic representatives have trumpeted as their signature legislative priority. But its reception underscored the challenges the bill will face in a divided Capitol. The bill would turn the drawing of congressional boundaries over to nonpartisan commissions, promote more transparency in campaign contributions and expand the public financing system for House and presidential candidates.
“The broader issue is what kind of country America is and should be,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the chairman of the committee.
But Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, renewed his criticism of the bill, dismissing it as a “one-sided power grab” meant to empower and protect Democratic politicians.
“This sprawling, comprehensive proposal is basically the far left’s entire Christmas wish list where our nation’s political process is concerned,” Mr. McConnell, a longtime opponent of campaign finance disclosures, said in remarks on the Senate floor, again declaring that the bill “may pass the House, but not the Senate.”
For Democrats, passage of such a sweeping measure is not necessarily the point. The bill, the first of the new House, forms something of a platform for the 2020 campaign. Democrats on the committee seized the opportunity to press for the bill’s efforts to counter state tactics to remove voters from the rolls and require automatic registration for eligible voters. Many of the issues, they believe, will have bipartisan appeal beyond Washington, in a country convinced that the capital is rife with corruption and in the thrall of the rich and connected.
“This should be a bipartisan issue, and yet there is not a single Republican member of Congress that’s a co-sponsor,” said Vanita Gupta, who testified before the panel in her role as the president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
Republican lawmakers on the committee, vociferous in their condemnation and occasionally inflammatory in their language, argued that the bill violated the right of states to control their own elections and decide their own districts. Representative Ken Buck, Republican of Colorado, chalked it up to the Democratic Party’s “long history of stealing elections.”
Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the committee’s ranking Republican, said, “Contrary to its name, this bill takes power away from the people, and it does this by violating the Constitution.”
Mr. Collins of Georgia argued that the long lines in his state on Election Day, which stretched for hours largely because of technical difficulties, should be applauded as a sign that people there wanted to vote. Democrats in Georgia, led by their nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, repeatedly accused Republicans of suppressing the minority vote and decreasing access to the polls.
Representative Lucy McBath, a freshman Democrat from suburban Atlanta, said she “witnessed firsthand voter suppression in the state of Georgia having come through those very elections in November.”
The bill’s proposal to effectively end the practice of gerrymandering by establishing nonpartisan commissions to outline congressional districts and prevent the consolidation of single-party power exposed another fissure in the committee.
Representatives Guy Reschenthaler, Republican of Pennsylvania, bemoaned “entities with no accountability to the voters” imposing district lines, a reference to his state’s Supreme Court redistricting Pennsylvania last year. Representative Madeleine Dean, a Democrat who won one of the new Pennsylvania districts, reminded the room that “I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for that decision.”
Republicans chose to direct most of their questions toward Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation — both members of the Trump administration’s commission to investigate voter fraud, which disbanded without any real evidence of corruption.
“Having an omnibus federal bill to fix everything is not the sort of thing that the Constitution intended,” Mr. Adams told the House panel.
In a testy exchange with Mr. von Spakovsky and Mr. Adams, Representative Karen Bass, Democrat of California, questioned whether Brian Kemp of Georgia should have recused himself as secretary of state overseeing the election as he ran for that state’s governorship.
After Mr. von Spakovsky dismissed descriptions of problems in the 2018 elections as “wildly exaggerated,” Ms. Bass said that the suggestion “is an embarrassment and people should be ashamed.”
Sherrilyn Ifill, the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, urged lawmakers to not shy away from addressing limitations in certain states that prevent people, primarily minority voters, from successfully voting.
“This is about whether or not we’re a healthy democracy,” she told lawmakers. “It is an embarrassment and a disgrace that we compel people to spend four hours standing in a line to exercise their right to participate in a fair process.”B:
海口七星彩高手论坛首页“【天】【灾】【领】【主】？” 【昏】【暗】【的】【祭】【坛】【前】，【白】【色】【的】【光】【辉】【在】【四】【周】【笼】【罩】，【给】【周】【围】【带】【来】【一】【丝】【光】【明】，【而】【在】【祭】【坛】【的】【中】【央】，【听】【着】【阿】【帝】【尔】【的】【话】【语】，【那】【头】【巨】【大】【的】【镰】【刀】【怪】【人】【眼】【中】【闪】【过】【一】【丝】【莫】【名】【的】【情】【绪】：“【大】【概】【算】【是】【吧】。” 【随】【着】【他】【的】【开】【口】，【淡】【淡】【的】【精】【神】【力】【场】【在】【此】【笼】【罩】，【像】【是】【幽】【灵】【在】【耳】【边】【轻】【轻】【呢】【喃】，【直】【达】【心】【间】，【在】【脑】【海】【不】【断】【回】【荡】，【令】【人】【难】【以】【忘】【记】。
【不】【愧】【是】【紫】【川】【的】【大】【师】【姐】【呢】。 【这】【些】【人】【都】【有】【毒】。 【宫】【廷】【乐】【师】【已】【弹】【完】【前】【奏】。 【晗】【深】【深】【吸】【了】【一】【口】【冷】【冽】【的】【空】【气】，【闭】【上】【眼】【睛】，【在】【这】【宽】【广】【而】【寒】【冷】【的】【大】【殿】【外】【空】【地】【上】，【翩】【然】【起】【舞】。 【乐】【曲】【揍】【了】【一】【首】【不】【到】，【禁】【卫】【军】【来】【了】。 “【皇】【贵】【妃】，【人】【带】【到】【了】。” 【被】【吓】【得】【瑟】【瑟】【发】【抖】【的】**【徒】【步】【穿】【越】【在】【数】【座】【宫】【殿】【之】【间】。 【她】【又】【冷】【又】【怕】，【也】【不】【知】
【楚】【河】【想】【了】【很】【多】，【但】【是】【不】【能】【再】【想】【下】【去】【了】，【楚】【河】【算】【算】【时】【间】，【那】【个】【离】【合】【期】【的】【修】【士】【应】【该】【快】【回】【来】【了】，【还】【是】【得】【布】【置】【布】【置】。 【楚】【河】【魂】【力】【一】【动】，【电】【光】【一】【闪】，【就】【破】【了】【禁】【锢】【程】【阳】【的】【禁】【制】，【可】【能】【是】【那】【个】【离】【合】【期】【的】【修】【士】【觉】【得】【程】【阳】【修】【为】【低】，【所】【以】【禁】【制】【并】【没】【有】【多】【高】【级】，【不】【过】【这】【也】【是】【方】【便】【了】【楚】【河】，【不】【用】【费】【太】【大】【的】【力】【气】。 “【程】【阳】，【我】【告】【诉】【你】，【禁】【锢】【你】【的】
【怪】【不】【得】【凤】【儿】【跑】【了】【回】【来】。 【原】【来】【后】【面】【竟】【然】【追】【着】【一】【大】【堆】【的】【是】【赤】【眼】【黑】【甲】，【只】【是】【目】【测】【边】【足】【足】【上】【万】！ “【捅】【马】【蜂】【窝】【了】……” 【秦】【逸】【第】【一】【个】【反】【应】【便】【是】【如】【此】。 【原】【来】【凤】【儿】【跟】【去】【的】【地】【方】，【正】【是】【一】【个】【大】【的】**，【让】【制】【造】【好】【的】【赤】【眼】【黑】【甲】【先】【在】【那】【里】【等】【候】，【达】【到】【一】【定】【数】【量】【时】，【在】【一】【并】【往】【其】【它】【地】【方】【去】。 “【不】【用】【躲】，【直】【接】【杀】！” 【秦】【逸】【说】海口七星彩高手论坛首页【吞】【云】【吐】【雾】，【除】【了】【没】【有】【四】【爪】【和】【鹿】【首】，【像】【极】【了】【远】【古】【东】【方】【神】【话】【中】【的】【神】【龙】。 【或】【许】【是】【行】【将】【到】【来】【的】C－8【实】【战】【考】【核】，【何】【派】【的】【人】【并】【没】【有】【过】【来】【骚】【扰】【方】【齐】【几】【人】，【这】【两】【天】【惊】【涛】【骇】【浪】，【两】【派】【系】【的】【人】【争】【斗】【也】【少】【了】，【一】【团】【和】【气】，【但】【谁】【都】【晓】【得】，【暴】【风】【雨】【行】【将】【降】【临】！ 【在】【奶】【茶】【店】【的】【柜】【台】【上】，【有】【着】【一】【个】【纤】【细】【的】【背】【景】，【似】【乎】【也】【是】【在】【喝】【着】【奶】【茶】。 【陆】【玥】【看】
【霁】【风】【正】【要】【转】【身】【进】【屋】【去】【找】【点】【东】【西】，【就】【听】【见】【身】【后】【传】【来】【一】【声】： “【师】【父】【小】【心】……” 【声】【音】【之】【凄】【厉】【惊】【恐】【在】【这】【空】【间】【显】【得】【格】【外】【突】【兀】。 【没】【有】【丝】【毫】【防】【备】【心】【的】【霁】【风】【还】【没】【来】【得】【急】【转】【身】【就】【感】【觉】【一】【阵】【阴】【风】【没】【入】【了】【身】【体】，【然】【后】【脚】【下】【一】【个】【打】【滑】，【在】**【惊】【恐】【的】【眼】【神】，【大】【张】【的】【嘴】【巴】【和】【还】【没】【放】【下】【的】【尔】【康】【手】【面】【前】…… 【华】【丽】【丽】【的】【来】【了】【个】【拌】【脚】【摔】。
【修】【炼】【无】【岁】【月】，【转】【眼】【之】【间】，【已】【是】【两】【个】【月】【之】【后】。 【张】【玄】【从】【入】【定】【中】【醒】【来】，【深】【邃】【的】【眸】【子】【中】，【光】【芒】【一】【闪】【而】【过】，【好】【似】【一】【颗】【流】【星】【划】【过】。 【他】【站】【起】【身】【来】，【握】【了】【握】【拳】【头】，【感】【觉】【力】【量】【比】【之】【前】，【又】【进】【一】【步】【提】【升】。 【他】【花】【了】【两】【个】【月】，【消】【耗】【了】【近】【五】【百】【万】【颗】【灵】【石】，【终】【于】【突】【破】【到】【了】【化】【婴】【中】【期】。 【这】【消】【耗】【太】【大】，【比】【起】【练】【气】，【筑】【基】，【化】【丹】【期】【所】【需】【的】【灵】【气】
【很】【快】，【莫】【问】【就】【和】【中】【年】【主】【管】【来】【到】【了】【一】【个】【小】【房】【间】【里】。 【莫】【问】【和】【主】【管】【对】【面】【而】【坐】。 【一】【坐】【下】【来】，【中】【年】【主】【管】【就】【开】【始】【耐】【心】【的】【解】【释】【了】【起】【来】。 “【之】【前】，【小】【倩】【应】【该】【告】【诉】【了】【你】【进】【入】【了】【第】【二】【层】，【需】【要】【一】【定】【的】【资】【格】。【之】【所】【以】，【我】【们】【设】【立】【这】【个】【资】【格】，【不】【是】【为】【了】【什】【么】【特】【殊】【的】【原】【因】。【只】【是】【为】【了】【不】【浪】【费】【大】【家】【时】【间】，【同】【时】【也】【为】【了】【减】【少】【我】【们】【丹】【玉】【阁】【的】【人】【员】
“【现】【在】【的】【医】【生】【也】【不】【知】【道】【是】【怎】【么】【了】，【怎】【么】【不】【好】【好】【给】【你】【接】【生】，【去】【剖】【腹】【产】【了】。”【何】【明】【君】【抱】【怨】【道】。【她】【是】【过】【来】【人】，【知】【道】【顺】【产】【也】【就】【是】【生】【的】【时】【候】【痛】，【但】【是】【生】【完】【之】【后】【就】【好】【多】【了】，【而】【且】【生】【完】【过】【不】【久】【就】【能】【下】【床】。 【哪】【像】【自】【己】【的】【女】【儿】，【要】【受】【这】【么】【多】【罪】，【生】【完】【之】【后】【躺】【在】【床】【上】【动】【都】【动】【不】【了】。 “【妈】，【双】【胞】【胎】【剖】【腹】【产】【要】【安】【全】【一】【些】。”【吴】【敏】【解】【释】【道】。