Obama Administration Statement Strongly Opposing H.R. 359, Legislation to Repeal the Presidential Public Financing System

Below is a statement issued today by the Obama administration strongly opposing H.R. 359, legislation to repeal the presidential public financing system. The legislation is scheduled to be voted on by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 26, 2011. The Obama administration calls for fixing, not repealing the presidential public financing system..     …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Vote on Wednesday Against House Bill (H.R. 359) to Repeal Presidential Public Financing System

In a letter sent today, reform groups strongly urged House members “to oppose H.R. 359, a bill to repeal the presidential public financing system. This legislation would eliminate a system which has given average citizens and small donors a critically important role to play in funding our presidential campaigns.” The groups opposing H.R. 359 include …

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House Republican Leaders Launch Sneak Attack on Presidential Public Financing System

House Republican Leaders Launch Sneak Attack on Presidential Public Financing System,    Schedule House Floor Vote to Repeal the System Next Wednesday with No Hearings, No Committee Consideration, No Examination of the Dangers to the Political Process of Killing Rather than Repairing the Presidential System  Statement by Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer  House Republicans leaders …

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Democracy 21 Endorses Durbin-Specter Bill to Establish Congressional Public Finance System; Also Calls on Congress to Repair Presidential Public Financing System

In a letter sent today to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer endorsed the legislation introduced today by Senators Durbin and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) to establish a system of public financing for congressional races. The letter to Senator Durbin notes that “changing the way campaigns are financed is the overriding government integrity …

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Statement of Reform Groups Announcing Government Integrity Reform Agenda for the 111th Congress

The following statement was issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG. The statement is followed by the groups’ government integrity reform agenda for the 111th Congress: Our organizations worked hard to pass the landmark ethics and lobbying …

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Statement of Charles Kolb, President of the Committee for Economic Development and Fred Wertheimer, President of Democracy 21 on Repairing the Presidential Public Financing System

The presidential election held on Tuesday has made clear that we must repair the presidential public financing system. Our organizations will join with other reform groups to work hard to accomplish this goal in the next Congress. We need to restore and revitalize a system that served our country well for more than two decades …

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