ALERT: Reform Groups Urge Members to Oppose Doolittle Amendment Today to Kill Presidential Public Financing

ALERT: Reform Groups Urge Members to Oppose Doolittle Amendment Today to Kill Presidential Public Financing Wednesday, June 14, 2006 UPDATE: Representative Doolittle’s office late this morning informed House offices that he is no longer offering his amendment to the Transportation, Treasury and HUD Appropriations Bill. Reform groups sent a letter today to all House members, …

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Bipartisan Experts Agree on Principles for Urgent Reform of Presidential Public Funding System

Bipartisan Experts Agree on Principles for Urgent Reform of Presidential Public Funding System Videotaped Event Available ONLINE A bipartisan group of leading national experts in campaign finance on Friday urged Congress to repair the presidential public financing system, saying lawmakers must act in 2006 if the program is to be viable for the next presidential …

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National Journal Column on Revitalizing the Presidential Public Financing System

A column appeared yesterday in NationalJournal.com entitled, ”A Lack Of Support, Or Just A Lack Of Clarity?” According to the column, ”Reps. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, and John Doolittle, R-Calif., joined by a half-dozen GOP colleagues, pushed last month for a budget bill measure that would have done away with the $55 million-per-year presidential fund. They cited …

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Times Editorial Opposes Effort in House to Use Katrina as Cover to Kill Presidential Public Financing System

The New York Times released an editorial today opposing an effort being undertaken in the House to use Hurricane Katrina as cover to kill the presidential public financing system. The Times editorial begins, ”It takes gall to use Hurricane Katrina as cover to undermine the democratic process, but that’s what conservative ideologues are attempting in the House. …

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Shays and Meehan Urge Members to Oppose Effort to Kill Presidential Public Financing

A ”Dear Colleague” letter was sent yesterday by Representatives Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Marty Meehan (D-MA) to all House Members. The letter urges Members to oppose an effort which is being undertaken in the House to use Hurricane Katrina and its costs as cover to kill the presidential public financing system. The matter is expected to come up …

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Groups Urge Representatives to Oppose Effort to Kill Presidential Public Financing System

Enclosed for your information is a letter sent today to House members concerning an effort being undertaken in the House to kill the presidential public financing system. The letter was signed by the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG. The letter states, ”According to an …

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Congressional Opponents Attempting to Use Katrina as Cover to Kill Presidential Public Financing

Congressional Opponents of Campaign Finance Laws Attempting to Use Hurricane Katrina as Cover to Kill Presidential Public Financing System Hurricane Katrina and its tragic consequences have led to a series of efforts in Congress, ranging from important programs being proposed to respond to the hurricane’s devastating impact, to efforts to use the disaster as cover …

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