“It's not like we're talking about something that exists in the atmosphere of Jupiter," Rep. John Sarbanes said of the For the People Act.
They claim they're being "reasonable" and governing more responsibly than Trump himself.
The sweeping proposal, crafted by a band of lawmakers ready for just this moment, targets voting rights, campaign finance and ethics.
The First Thing Democrats Will Do If They Win The House Is Pass Anti-Corruption And Voting Rights Reforms
The comprehensive proposed bill was endorsed by 165 House Democrats, 100 challengers and 100 organizations.
"This was the Big Bang of Silicon Valley politics."
Trump's transition team has been asking for names of specific government employees.
Almost 100 lawmakers are asking for hearings on five bills.
But efforts to increase disclosure of dark money also took a hit.
At issue is a provision slipped into a must-pass budget bill.
The effort to democratize the funding of city elections could inspire other efforts across the country.