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Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House


This news story was published on March 8, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- A bill dubbed a “historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money in politics” passed the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives Friday.

H.R.1 is legislation introduced by House Democrats that seeks to have American taxpayers fund political campaigns and root out so-called “dark money”.

The legislation passed the House without a single Republican vote – 234-193. All of Iowa’s Democratic representatives voted in favor of the bill. GOP Steve King released a statement following his vote against the bill:

Steve King
(CNN photo)

“Speaker Pelosi’s House Democrats have gotten a taste of power, and to ensure they never lose it they have made their top priority in Congress the introduction of a sweeping bill that rigs future elections in their favor,” said King. “H.R. 1 not only forces taxpayers to fund political campaigns, it does so by insisting that for every one dollar raised by a candidate, six dollars of taxpayer money will be used to match it. The Democrats won’t fund President Trump’s wall, but they can’t wait to spend the same tax money on Democratic campaigns and Democratic political consultants. H.R. 1 doesn’t ‘Drain the Swamp,’ it floods it with money extracted from taxpayers by the IRS.”

During consideration of the underlying legislation, Congressman King introduced a campaign-finance reform amendment that sought to end the influence of out-of-state money by large donors in state and local political races. The King Amendment contained two essential components:

The King Amendment to H.R.1 requires that not less than 50% of candidate funds come from in-state (or in district) individuals. This provision ensures that out-of-state interests cannot “spend their way” into office by crowding out the importance of local contributions and local voices.

The King Amendment also strikes a blow against the flow of money into Political Action Committees and other national party fundraising vehicles. Under this subsection, no individual may give more to entities such as PAC’s and National Party Committees than they are entitled to give to an individual candidate or candidate committee.

The King amendment was killed in the House Rules Committee.

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14 Responses to Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

    This is the same insane bitch that just stated on national news that she now doesn’t want to impeach President Trump – After 30+ million dollars of taxpayer money spent on the Mueller RUSSIA witch hunt and NO results and to be announced soon that the real crimes were committed by the socialist demonicraps We suppose this is just saying – OH ! The Muler (democrap) witch hunt was just a NO there there and pass on like the muslim former president did.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 11, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Yes the socialist bith wants your capitalistic money as always because they have none. Looking at here reminds me of Trump’s peom -THE SNAKE !! Schumer has a lizard face also.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Are you drunk or you can’t spell or just plain stupid?
      100 to 1 odds you’re just plain stupid.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 12, 2019 at 5:52 pm

        Nice of you to care, you hypocritical Dumb Ass!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I have no idea why anyone with any kind of brain would vote for socialists.

    They used to hide what they wanted to do. Now they tell us exactly how they want to change this country for the worst and they have people who will follow them blindly to their demise.

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    It’s my opinion; I shouldn’t have to pay for these people to run for any political office. They are the ones that want the position, let them pay for their own campaigns. They have better working conditions, better wages, better health care & better retirement plans. How much more are they willing to take from us and why do we let it happen!

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    Republicans Have My Support On This One To Defeat It Reply Report comment

    March 10, 2019 at 8:24 am

    If they don’t want “Dark Money”, why don’t they just pass a law that says “No Dark Money”. To do that all they got to do is pass a law that says, “Political donations can only come from individual citizens of America and limited to $1000.00. Period.

    Nothing more needs to be put in the bill.

    To force taxpayers to pay for lying scoundrel politicians to run their mouth and get elected to screw us over is evil.

    This bill is fraught with more corrupt politics. Thank God the Republican Senate won’t pass it!!!

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    Rusty Manhood Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    The person that introduced this bill ought to be ashamed of themselves. Everyone that voted for this bill ought to be removed from Congress. I am tired of (both parties) the members of Congress thinking & living better than the rest of us do. They are nothing but elected employees and they should remember that!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 11:19 am

    This website has something in common with Pelosi. It’s cheap kinda ugly and doesn’t function appropriately. No it’s not my internet, it’s your shitty website.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 9, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Pelosi is no long upholding her oath . By law she should immediately be removed from office!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    What does this mean, “end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money in politics”. And then turn around and (force) us to give money to political campaigns. Are these people for real, have they gone mad.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Just one more criminal bill to help Illegals vote and give more money to the socialist democrap party of NON AMERICANS – NICE TRY ! Senate and president will veto it. NICE TRY though commies.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 8, 2019 at 5:57 pm

      Of course it won’t get past the Republicans because it would end Citizens United.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 9, 2019 at 11:12 am

        Please tell the whole story and not a talking point. The ACLU, NAACP, Planned Parenthood, and NRA also objected to H.R.1 stating it would violate a previous supreme court ruling allowing a donor to remain anonymous and not face personal repercussion for their political support. H.R.1 would mandate that all individuals are REQUIRED to register to vote. The democrats want to change voting from a right to a requirement. H.R.1 would also take away states rights in controlling elections.