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 revision in the campaign finance laws into an omnibus appropriations bill that would for all practical purposes eliminate the limitations on coordinated expenditures by political parties.

Senator McConnell has spent years filibustering and blocking campaign finance bills, including the DISCLOSE Act and the Electronic Filing legislation, from being voted on by the Senate. He is now trying to rewrite the campaign finance law by burying a provision in omnibus appropriations legislation.

Our groups strongly oppose this indefensible effort by Senator McConnell. We strongly urge you to oppose the McConnell revision and to take whatever steps are necessary to block Senator McConnell’s effort.

Sincerely,

Campaign Legal Center

Common Cause

Democracy 21

Public Citizen