Congressmen Goldman and Torres to Introduce ‘SANTOS’ Act

By Hamodia Staff

Rep.-elect George Santos, R-N.Y., in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On Thursday, January 12, Congressman Dan Goldman (NY-10) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15) announced they will introduce the “Stopping Another Non Truthful Office Seeker” – or “SANTOS” – Act in the 118th Congress.

The SANTOS Act would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require that candidates for Congress file additional biographical information about their educational background, military service, and employment history with the Federal Elections Commission. A candidate who knowingly and willfully provides false information would be punished with a $100,000 fine, one year in prison, or both.

“The web of lies George Santos used to defraud his voters is a threat to our free and fair elections, and we have an obligation to ensure nothing like this ever happens again,” Congressman Dan Goldman said. “I am proud to join my fellow New York Congressman Ritchie Torres to introduce this critical piece of legislation to safeguard the democratic process.”

Congressman Ritchie Torres said, “We must work to ensure that our elected leaders are being truthful and transparent with voters, and I remain as committed as ever to doing just that.”

The SANTOS Act would apply to federal elections held on or after the day in which it is signed into law.

Congressman Mike Lawler (NY-17) wrote in a statement, “It is clear that George Santos has lost the confidence and support of his party, his constituents, and his colleagues. I believe he is unable to fulfill his duties and should resign.”

On Wednesday, January 11, local Republican leaders in New York on Wednesday called for the immediate resignation of their new GOP congressman George Santos, who is facing multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal and campaign finances and lies about his resume and family heritage.

“His lies were not mere fibs. He disgraced the House of Representatives,” Joseph Cairo Jr., chair of the Nassau County Republican Committee, said at a news conference. “He’s not welcome here at Republican headquarters.

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