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Rep. Nolan: ‘The Future Of Democracy’ Depends On Stopping ‘Dialing For Dollars’

January 01, 1970 | Sunlight Foundation | News
At the National Press Club Monday morning, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., had a dire warning: “The future of our democracy depends on passage” of legislation to prevent members of Congress from soliciting campaign contributions. The Stop Act, introduced by Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., currently has eight co-sponsors, five Republicans and three Democrats. The bill would “prohibit individuals holding Federal office from directly soliciting contributions to or on behalf of any political committee.”
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