“Broken” Campaign Finance System Becomes Focus of H.R. 1 Hearing

During the House Oversight Committee hearing on H.R. 1, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s questions to ethics and reform experts highlighted the significant problems in the country’s campaign finance system. Noting the ability of deep-pocketed special interests to shape legislation, she concluded, “[w]e have a system that is fundamentally broken.” H.R. 1 includes reforms like small donor public financing that would help reverse this course.

Source: New York Daily News

Date: February 6, 2019

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