Mar 10, 2017

Washington, DC (March 10, 2017) The U.S. House of Representatives this week voted on three bills to reform the legal process, protecting individuals and businesses across the nation. Congressman Steve Pearce voted in favor of these pieces of legislation to increase transparency and accountability within the legal system.

“Our Constitution provides the framework for our legal system that guarantees liberty and justice for all. Over time, this system has pivoted from protecting the people to favoring trial lawyers, who has the most money and time through lengthy litigations, forcing undue burdens and high costs on innocent individuals and small businesses,” stated Rep. Pearce. “I voted in favor of these three bills to begin the process of reforming our legal system, so that New Mexicans are protected from frivolous lawsuits. These reforms will help shield local businesses from the undue hardships of flawed litigation, saving time, money, and access to jobs in New Mexico.”

The three pieces of legislation that passed the House include H.R. 725, the Innocent Party Protection Act, H.R. 720, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, and H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act. This was part of the House’s effort to provide real legal reform across our nation.