Today, the American people have stated loud and clear that they want a new direction for our country. And they know Democrats will take us in that new direction.

Clearly, the American people are tired of the pay-to-play politics Republicans made so common in Washington during recent years. This is about nothing less than the integrity of our system and the defense of government of, by, and for the people.

The people are demanding a change, and Democrats stand ready to give them one. To get there, we're going to open up the political process in the House, from the Rules Committee on down. We're going to bring transparency, integrity, and democracy back to the legislative process.