The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) launched a website today, WhiteHouseVIP.com, criticizing President Obama for allowing former aides to create Organizing for Action, a 501(c)(4) organization created out of Obama for America to help harness the President’s massive campaign email list to advance his policy agenda.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama officially sent Richard Cordray’s nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the Senate, about a week after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his colleagues pledged to block his appointment.
Senators Pledging to Block Wall Street Watchdog Have Received $143 Million in Financial Industry Cash
The 43 U.S. Senators who signed a letter to President Barack Obama pledging to block Richard Cordray’s re-appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have received nearly $143 million in campaign contributions from the finance, insurance, and real estate sector—those who’d benefit the most from a weakened CFPB.
In his State of the State address yesterday, Gov. Cuomo once again called for public financing and a broad reform agenda. New York Times editorial: "Most important, he vowed to start public financing for campaigns so that more candidates can compete against wealthy competitors." It ends with this: "It is a long, ambitious list. If Mr.
Lots of press yesterday on SEC rulemaking around political disclosure. The SEC has received 322,000 public comments on the issue. LA Times: "A decision by the U.S.
After an election that saw unprecedented amounts of secret money, which left voters in the dark about who was trying to influence their vote, The Hill reports that more and more Republican senators are discussing the need for better disclosure laws.
Great statement from the AFL-CIO executive council yesterday on Citizens United, calling for a constitutional amendment, public financing, etc. "The AFL-CIO supports the overturning of the Citizens United decision and calls for immediate action to end the dominance of our political system by corporations and the 1%. "
This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” legislation passed by Congress to rein in the banks and protect consumers from the practices that led to the economic collapse. Since it’s passage, Wall Street interests have continued to exert influence over Congress in efforts to weaken, repeal, or as one bank lobbyist said recently, “reform the reform.”
Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.