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.
While Sen. Joe Manchin proclaimed in recent media appearances that he will not consider ending the filibuster, 10 years ago he voted in favor of rules reforms that would have significantly reduced the obstructive tactic.
Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.
Many of the companies that grabbed headlines by suspending their PAC donations after the assault on the Capitol Building are members of industry groups that oppose ethics and campaign finance reforms.
For the first time, witnesses to Congress will have to disclose all entities they are affiliated with that have an interest in the topic of the hearing.
House Democrats outside of leadership have repeatedly proposed legislation on early voting and vote-by-mail, but Speaker Pelosi and the other leaders never got on board.
We spoke with Rep. John Larson, the House sponsor of previous versions of the Fair Elections Now Act, about the last time Democrats had a chance to pass campaign finance reform in 2009.
Use these interactive maps to see how much money dark and gray money groups spent on congressional races in your state.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva has built a coalition of outside groups committed to barring corporate insiders from executive branch positions. Now he wants House members to sign on.
The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 would add “strategic lobbying services” to the influence-seeking activities that would have to be publicly reported, among other provisions aimed at strengthening disclosure.