Fred Wertheimer: “Who Shot John: The Story of How $777,600 Contribution “Limits” Ended up in The Omnibus Bill”

By Fred Wertheimer Campaign finance laws are generally enacted to solve problems and deal with corruption scandals. The Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974 (FECA) followed the Watergate scandals of the 1970s. The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) followed the soft money scandals of the 1990s. Last week, just the opposite occurred. …

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Letter to President Obama from Campaign Finance Reform Groups on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Reform groups today sent a letter to President Obama stating that if the Omnibus Appropriations legislation becomes law, it includes the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever enacted. The letter is enclosed below. Dear President Obama, The Omnibus Appropriations legislation, if it becomes law, includes the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever enacted. The provisions …

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Reform groups today sent a letter to Congress strongly urging Senators and Representatives to vote no on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. If enacted, the bill contains the most destructive and corrupting campaign finance provisions ever passed by Congress.   Dear Representative, Our organizations strongly urge you to vote NO on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. If …

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Reform Groups Urge Congress to Vote No on Omnibus Bill and the Destructive Campaign Finance Provisions

Reform groups today sent a letter to Congress strongly urging Senators and Representatives to vote no on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. If enacted, the bill contains the most corrupting campaign finance provisions ever passed by Congress.   Dear Representative, Our organizations strongly urge you to vote NO on the Omnibus Appropriations bill. If you vote …

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Fred Wertheimer Statement on Reid-McConnell “Bipartisan” Deal to Eviscerate Anti-Corruption Campaign Finance Laws

The nation has been crying out for our leaders in Washington to work together. The incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been talking about wanting to put together bipartisan agreements and legislation. But I don’t think the destruction by Republican Leader McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Reid of critically important anti-corruption campaign finance laws …

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Reform Groups Urge Members to Vote Against Omnibus Appropriations Bill With Destructive Campaign Finance Provisions

Reform groups today sent a letter to Congress strongly urging Senators and Representatives to vote against the Omnibus Appropriations bill as long as it contains the destructive campaign finance provisions that were buried in the bill. The letter is enclosed below.   Dear Senator, Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose the Omnibus Appropriations bill …

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Reform Groups Strongly Oppose Any Appropriations Riders That Will Increase Opportunities to Corrupt Members of Congress

Reform groups today sent a letter to members of Congress strongly urging Senators and Representatives to oppose any riders to the Omnibus Appropriations bill that increase the opportunity to corrupt members of Congress. The letter is enclosed below. Dear Senator, Our organizations strongly urge you to oppose any campaign finance riders on the Omnibus Appropriations …

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Reform Groups Strongly Urge Opposition to Republican Efforts to Use Appropriations Bill to Damage Campaign Finance Laws

Reform groups sent a letter this morning to the Democratic Senators serving on the Senate Appropriations Committee strongly urging the Senators to oppose any effort by Senator McConnell to insert a provision that would undermine the campaign finance laws into the year-end appropriations bill or bills. According to an article in POLITICO yesterday, “Senate Democrats …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Sen. McConnell’s Efforts to Sneak Campaign Finance Revision into Appropriations Bill

Reform groups today sent a letter to the Senate urging Senators to oppose Senator McConnell’s efforts to sneak in a revision in the campaign finance laws into an omnibus appropriations bill. The letter is enclosed below. Dear Senator, Our groups strongly oppose an effort being made by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to sneak a …

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