Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC overturned a century of common-sense campaign finance laws and allowed unlimited corporate and special interest donations into our political campaigns. Leader Pelosi on the anniversary which falls tomorrow, January 21st:… Continue
625: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of September 21, 2016. Only 260: Days the GOP House has been in session, 43 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of… Continue
The same special interest priorities as the last Republican Congress.
575: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of August 2, 2016. Only 250: Days the GOP House has been in session, including 42 pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes &… Continue
The same radical, special-interest priorities of the last Congress.
The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest money secretly influencing campaigns around the country. But, as the latest poll from the First Amendment Center shows, Americans want those floodgates firmly shut: 63 percent of Americans disagree… Continue
Today, House Democrats, led by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, filed a discharge petition—that has already received over 140 signatures—to bring the DISCLOSE Act back to the floor for a vote. While the Republican leadership paid lip service to transparency in the past,… Continue
Unlimited, secret special interest money has been influencing campaigns around the country following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and the top three Members of the House Republican leadership are on record supporting transparency: Speaker John Boehner: I think what we ought… Continue
Two years ago, the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC overturned a century of common-sense campaign finance laws and opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest campaign donations in American elections—permitting corporations to spend unlimited funds (directly or through third… Continue
Secret money from corporate special interests—that favor shipping American jobs overseas, turning Social Security over to Wall Street, and turning Medicare over to the insurance companies—is funding the Congressional Republican agenda. A column yesterday by Al Hunt, executive editor for Washington at… Continue