Clips Round-Up 06/25/10
DISCLOSE/Fair Elections Limit influence of lobbyists In this editorial from Minnesota, DISCLOSE is supported and pushes Congress to adopt Fair Elections.
Who approved these ads? New York Times editorial on DISCLOSE – isn’t a cure all, but goes a long way. How to end the game of corporate political dollars, by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Torres-Spelliscy in this Roll Call op-ed discusses lobbying money, DISCLOSE, and the Fair Elections Now Act; passage of DISCLOSE Act will protect the voices and votes of the American people. Pelosi: Passage of DISCLOSE Act will Protect the Voices and Votes of the American People Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's statement on the DISCLOSE bill-mentions Common Cause, Public Cause, Public Citizen, and the other groups that endorse the legislation. House passes campaign finance bill, by Ben Pershing DISCLOSE passes, despite opposition from a group of bipartisan organizations, and now heads to the Senate.
- Related story in the New York Times: House Approves Bil Mandating Disclosure of Political Failure, by David M. Herszenhorn
- Related story Roll Call: House Clears Controversial Campaign Finance Package, by Torry Newmyer and Matthew Murray
- Related story in The Hill: House Approves campaign finance measure by 219-206, by Russell Berman
Congress Cory Gardner, GOP candidate, fundraises with BP, by Sam Stein A Colorado congressional candidate held a fundraiser in DC with a BP lobbyist yesterday.
- “Mr. Gardner isn't a member of Congress yet, but attending high-dollar fundraisers with insider lobbyists shows his constituents he's up for the challenge" -Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign Action Fund.
House, Senate leaders finalize details of sweeping financial overhaul, by Brady DennisA final conference committee report was voted and passed at 5:30 am this morning, sending financial reform back for a vote – and it’s still pretty strong. Across from White House, coffee with lobbyists, by Eric Lichtblau At a Caribou right across from the White House, administration staffers have held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists. Court ruling may undo Team Abramoff guilty pleas, by Jennifer Yachnin The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case involving Enron CEO Jeff Skilling may resonate with some of the convictions around "Team Abramoff", ultimately reducing their indictment charges.