Reform Groups Urge Members to Oppose All Campaign Finance Riders to Funding Bills

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged members of Congress to oppose all campaign finance riders and other “poison pill” riders to any CR or omnibus bill to be considered in the remaining days of this Congress. The groups included the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Vote for Amendments to Strike Undermining Campaign Finance Riders

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged House members to vote for amendments that would strike undermining campaign finance riders from the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (HR 5485). The groups included the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Demos, Issue One, League of Women Voters, People For the …

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Groups Urged Members of House Govt Reform Committee to Reject Resolution to Censure IRS Commissioner Koskinen

  In a letter sent yesterday afternoon to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, groups urged the members to vote against a resolution pending before the committee today to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. The groups included include Democracy 21, Americans for Democratic Action, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Media and Democracy, …

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Reform Groups Urge Representatives to Oppose Bill That Would Open Loophole for Foreign Money

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged representatives to oppose H.R.5053, Representative Peter Roskam’s bill that would eliminate the requirement for 501(c) groups to disclose their donors to the IRS. The groups included the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Center for Responsive Politics, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Every Voice, Issue …

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Reform Groups Urge Members to Oppose Campaign Finance Riders to Appropriations Bill

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged members of Congress to oppose all “poison pill” riders, including all campaign finance riders, to the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill.   The groups included the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, League …

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Reform Groups Urge Members to Vote Against Bill to Eliminate IRS Contribution Disclosure for Non-profit Groups

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged members of the House Ways and Means Committee to vote against Rep. Peter Roskam’s bill to eliminate the current requirement for 501(c) groups to make non-public disclosure of their donors to the IRS. The bill is scheduled to be marked up by the committee on Thursday. The …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Federal Election Administration Act to Replace the FEC

  In a letter sent today, reform groups urged Senators to cosponsor the Federal Election Administration Act being introduced today by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). The Act provides a framework and the basis for developing a new legislative approach for properly enforcing and interpreting the campaign finance laws and creates a new independent agency to …

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Reform Groups Urge Members of Congress to Reject Damaging Campaign Finance Riders

In a letter sent today, reform groups strongly urged senators and representatives to reject damaging campaign finance riders that have been attached to pending House and Senate Appropriations Committee bills and to oppose any new campaign finance riders that would weaken or undermine the campaign finance laws. The groups included Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Strike McConnell Campaign Finance Rider

In a letter sent today, reform groups strongly urged members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to oppose a McConnell rider inserted into the Senate Financial Services Appropriations bill. The McConnell rider would seriously undermine longstanding campaign finance provisions that limit spending by parties coordinated with candidates. The groups included the Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal …

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Reform Groups Urge Senators to Co-sponsor and Support Leahy Bill, the Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act

In a letter sent today to Senators, reform groups strongly urged members of the Senate to support AND CO-SPONSOR the Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act introduced today by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), which would essentially shut down individual-candidate Super PACs. Similar legislation (H.R. 425) has been introduced in the House by Representatives David Price (D-NC) and …

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