281Oct 8, 2013
McCutcheon v. FEC Reactions
Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, lawyers for the petitioners spoke to reporters and answered questions on the steps of the Court.
178Mar 29, 2012
Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, ...
249Sep 26, 2011
Campaign Finance Reform
Participants talked about campaign financing in an era of super political action committees (PACs) and corporate financing of political campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were the ...
617Oct 28, 2010
Role of Money in Politics
Panelists talked about corporate spending in political elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which allows unlimited corporate ...
262Jan 26, 2010
Citizens United Decision and State Judge Elections
Panelists talked about the impact of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on the election of state court judges. The decision eliminated restrictions on corporate funding for ...
289Sep 2, 2009
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Preview
Panelists discussed upcoming the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The case stems from a lower court case appeal in which the United States District ...
138Jun 30, 2009
David Brooks, Margaret Carlson, and Linda Wertheimer participated in a panel discussion on the first six months of the Obama Administration. Topics included President Obama’s most ...
147Jan 23, 2009
Congressional Ethics Code
The House Office of Congressional Ethics held its first public meeting, in the Longworth House Office Building, to allow public comment on the new draft rules and code of conduct.
47Mar 2, 2006
The House Rules Committee held a hearing on lobbying reform, focusing on accountability and transparency in lobbying. Witnesses testified about a number of topics including records filing ...
1,767Feb 8, 2006
Senators McCain, Feingold, Coleman, and Obama testified about proposals to revise rules and regulations governing lobbying. Non-profit and lobbying group officials testified about the ethics of ...
56Jan 25, 2006
Lobbying Regulation Reform
Senators and other witnesses testified about ways to strengthen laws governing lobbying. Topics included disclosure, the status of former lawmakers, improper influence, the role of the ...
28Jan 23, 2006
Representatives of seven government watchdog organizations outlined a proposal for a lobbying reform package that would address the failures that made the recent scandal involving lobbyist Jack ...
33Jan 3, 2005
Congressional Ethics Reform
A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing ...
38Nov 17, 2004
2004 Campaign Finance Practices
Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They talked ...
16Sep 15, 2004
Political Advocacy Groups
Mr. Wertheimer talked about the regulation of “527” political groups, the Federal Election Commission, and the implementation of the bipartisan campaign finance law. Yesterday, ...
23Mar 2, 2004
Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to ...
11Nov 26, 2002
Campaign Finance Legislation
Mr. Wertheimer talked about campaign finance legislation, the Federal Election Commission, and his group’s challenge to various FEC interpretations of the legislation. He also ...
9Nov 21, 2002
Campaign Finance Policy Challenge
Participants talked to reporters about their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging that Republican and Democratic Parties were trying to circumvent new legislation banning ...
27May 20, 2002
Tribute to Rep. Pelosi
House Democratic whip Rep. Pelosi was honored as the Woman’s National Democratic Club Woman of the Year and gave a brief speech. House Democratic leader Rep. Gephardt and others ...
16Jul 10, 2001
Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
Members, activists, and others spoke to reporters about proposed campaign finance legislation due to be debated in the House of Representatives. They talked about the need for campaign finance ...