Clips Round-Up 6/13/10
Fair Elections/Campaign Finance House Dems yield to NRA on disclosure bill, by David Espo Democrats agree to exempt the NRA from requirements mandated by the Disclose Bill if passed. House Leaders Strike Deal With NRA on DISCLOSE Act, by Tory Newmyer AFL-CIO, Sierra club quoted as still concerned. “Right to Life” says DISCLOSE more important than Elena Kagan’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination right now. Dems close to campaign finance deal,by John Bresnahan Republicans in huge opposition to Disclose Bill, stating First Amendment violations. A new compromise has settled that organizations that have at least have a one-million person membership, have existed for at least ten years, are established in all fifty states and receive 15% or less of their funding from corporations--like the NRA--are said to receive exemptions. Political Wisdom: Did the NRA Sell Out?, by Susan DavisNRA getting blowback from the right. House Democrats reach deal on campaign spending exemptions for businesses, other groups, by Dan Eggen Article covers similar topic to that of Politico article by Bresnahan Congress House members in ethics inquiry, by Devlin Barrett and Damian Paletta Eight House members are being examined concerning campaign contributions and the financial reform bill passed in the House in December. Ethics office: no random audits of members, by Jennifer Yachin Office of Congressional Ethics says they only examine specific allegations after one lawmaker’s office referred to the new investigation as a “random audit.” Republicans to celebrate 149 members for $5 million NRCC fundraising drive, by Molly Hooper The National Republican Congressional Committee will be holding a party tonight to celebrate the 149 House Republicans for raising five million over the past six weeks for the committee.