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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) ahead of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling, which falls on Tuesday, January 21. The Citizens United decision cleared the way for corporations to spend unlimited sums of money in politics, while opening new loopholes for individual donors to spend without disclosing their identities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Chairperson of the House Administration Committee, Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), Vanita Gupta, President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Tiffany Muller, President of End Citizens United Action Fund, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Citizens United ruling and to highlight recent reforms passed in the U.S. House of Representatives to fight the corrosive influence of big money in politics.
Dec 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released the following statement today after voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.