Reform Groups Urge Senators to Co-sponsor and Support the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act

In a letter sent today to Senators, reform groups strongly urged members of the Senate to support the Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2015, sponsored by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), which would limit the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to buy influence with members of Congress. The groups included the Campaign …

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Reform Groups Urge Members of Congress to Support the EMPOWER Act to Revitalize the Presidential Public Financing System

In a letter sent to Senators, nine reform groups strongly urged Senators to support and cosponsor the EMPOWER Act (S. 1176), introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). The EMPOWER Act would establish a small donor, public matching funds system for presidential candidates. A similar letter was sent to House members urging them to support and …

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Reform Groups Urge Members of Congress to Support the DISCLOSE Act and End Dark Money in Federal Elections

In a letter sent today to House members to mark Sunshine Week, an annual event to promote government transparency, 11 reform groups strongly urged members of the House of Representatives to support campaign finance transparency by co-sponsoring  the DISCLOSE 2015 Act (H.R. 430), introduced by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). A letter was also sent …

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Reform Groups Urge House Members to Co-Sponsor Price-Van Hollen Bill

In a letter sent today to House members, 11 reform groups strongly urged members of the House of Representatives to support and co-sponsor H.R 425, the Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act, introduced by Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). The groups included the Brennan Center for Justice, the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens …

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Reform Groups Urge Representatives to Oppose Latest Attempt to Repeal Presidential Public Financing System and EAC

In a letter sent today to the House Administration Committee, reform groups urged Committee   members to oppose H.R. 412, legislation introduced by Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) to repeal the presidential public financing system. The groups also urged Committee members to oppose H.R. 195, legislation introduced by Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS) to terminate the Election Assistance …

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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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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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