Money In Politics

 
The League of Women Voters supports comprehensive legislation to address the major loopholes created by Citizens United and other Supreme Court decisions, establish a small-donor-based public financing system for congressional as well as presidential elections, and recreate an effective enforcement  agency for campaign finance laws.
 

SENATE

• Whitehouse - S299 - The DISCLOSE Act - abolishes “dark money” by closing disclosure loopholes opened by Citizens United. Restores transparency to U.S. elections by requiring complete disclosure of spending on big money advertising in candidate elections, including transfers among groups

• Leahy - S1838 - The Stop Super PAC - Candidate Coordination Act - provides explicit and rigorous definitions of “coordinated” expenditures to prevent Super PACs from evading the law and circumventing contribution limits

• Udall - S1176 - The Empower Act - repairs the reinvigorates the public financing system for candidates in presidential elections

• Durbin - S1538 - The Fair Elections Now Act - creates new small-donor based public financing system for senate elections

• Udall - S2611 - The Federal Election Administration Act - restructures the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a five-member commission, with a system of administration law judges having initial jurisdiction over enforcement cases

• Bennet - S1480 - The Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act - limits the ability of lobbyists to use bundled contributions to buy influence with member of Congress

HOUSE

• Van Hollen - HR430 - The DISCLOSE Act - abolishes “dark money” by closing disclosure loopholes opened by Citizens United. Restores transparency to U.S. elections by requiring complete disclosure of spending on big money advertising in candidate elections, including transfers among groups

• Price - HR425 - The Stop Super PAC - Candidate Coordination Act - provides explicit and rigorous definitions of “coordinated” expenditures to prevent Super PACs from evading the law and circumventing contribution limits

• Price - HR2143 - The Empower Act - repairs the reinvigorates the public financing system for candidates in presidential elections

• Price - HR424 - The Empowering Citizens Act - creates new small-donor-based public financing system for House and Senate elections, and repairs and reinvigorates presidential public financing as a small donor-based system

• Price - HR5439 - The Federal Election Administration Act - restructures the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a five member commission, with a system of administrative law judges having initial jurisdiction over enforcement cases.