Congressman Kim Offers Amendment to H.R. 1 to Require All Ballots be Made in America

March 7, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Kim Offers Amendment to H.R. 1 to Require All Ballots be Made in America

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced the introduction of an amendment to H.R. 1, landmark legislation to protect voting rights, crack down on dark money and strengthen ethics laws, that would require federal election ballots to be made in America.

 

“H.R. 1 is a bill for the people, and it only makes sense that our ballots are made by the people,” said Congressman Kim. “Manufacturing ballots in America is a win-win. It not only helps support American jobs, but also ensures greater election security in an age when our elections are under attack from foreign sources. I call on my colleagues to support this amendment, and I look forward to passing H.R. 1 when it comes to the floor for a final vote.”

 

The amendment would specifically require that all paper ballots used in an election for federal office be printed in the United States on paper manufactured in the United States.

 

Earlier this week, Congressman Kim introduced the Alice Paul Voter Protection Act, which would protect efforts to register people to vote.

 

More information about the Congressman’s call for Congress to pass H.R. 1 into law can be found in his recent op-ed in the Burlington County Times.