Congressional Reform

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Manchin’s Proposal Cuts Campaign Finance and Ethics Reforms From S1

Joe Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, conflict of interest rules, and key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.

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Groups Call on Congress: Fund Your Staff

The average Hill staffer stays for only about three years, with many moving to become lobbyists.

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Democrats’ Public Financing Proposal Could Give Small Donors More Influence

Public campaign financing programs in states and cities across the country have grown in use by candidates and have been strengthened by voters in recent years.

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Powerful Reps Rely on Corporate PACs to Pay Their Committee Taxes

Secret pay-to-play systems used by both parties have led to key committees being run by the most corporate PAC-reliant members of Congress.

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Blumenthal’s Spouse Stows Away Cargo Company Stock

As he serves on the subcommittee overseeing ports of entry, Richard Blumenthal’s wife is investing in a cargo security company that says it is the only company that can satisfy the scanning requirements recommended by Congress.

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Conservative Groups Launch Misinformation Campaign Against HR 1

Ads and social media graphics from two major conservative groups contain misleading and inaccurate information about the Democratic campaign finance reform bill.

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Pelosi-Controlled Committee Blocks Votes on Congressional Stock Trading

Paul Pelosi would have to give up his stock trading if bipartisan bills on blind trusts were allowed to advance.

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House Dems Pass Sweeping Campaign Finance and Voting Reform Bill

The landmark democracy reform package moves on to a Senate hearing later this month.

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Reps Would Have to Resign From Corporate Boards Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

At least 15 House reps currently sit on the boards of private companies.