Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice, authored an op-ed in response to the questions on ethics reform asked by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on HR 1. During her questions, Representative Ocasio-Cortez highlighted the egregious loopholes in the nation’s ethics and campaign finance laws that allow elected officials to act as pawns of special interests. Waldman argues that the solution to this problem is small donor public financing.
Date: February 19, 2019
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