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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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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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Legislation to Curb Bundling by Lobbyists for Members of Congress

In a statement issued today, reform groups urged Senators to support the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2014, legislation introduced today by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) that would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to obtain undue influence with members of Congress. The organizations include the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens …

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Reform Groups Urge Senate to Enact DISCLOSE Act to Close Gaping Disclosure Loopholes Used to Hide Donors from Voters

Our organizations strongly support the DISCLOSE Act of 2014 introduced today by Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) with 49 cosponsors. Our organizations include Americans for Campaign Reform, the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common Cause, Democracy 21, Demos, the League of Women Voters, People For the American …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Co-sponsor Empowering Citizens Act (H.R.270) Sponsored by Reps. David Price and Chris Van Hollen

Comprehensive reform bill would end individual candidate Super PACs, repair presidential public financing system, create similar financing system for Congressional races and strengthen rules prohibiting coordinated spending by outside groups In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Representatives to support and co-sponsor H.R. 270, which is the most comprehensive campaign finance reform legislation pending …

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Reform Groups Urge Representatives to Vote No on Legislation to Restrict New IRS Rules on 501(c)(4) Standards

Reform groups sent a letter to the House urging Representatives to oppose H.R. 3865, legislation that “would prohibit the Treasury Department/IRS from adopting necessary revisions in the rules used to determine whether an organization is operating exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes of tax code Section 501(c)(4).” According to the letter: The …

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