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    Lobbying Reform

    Senators McCain, Feingold, Coleman, and Obama testified about proposals to revise rules and regulations governing lobbying. Non-profit and lobbying group officials testified about the…

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    Role of Money in Politics

    Panelists talked about corporate spending in political elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which allows unlimited…

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    McCutcheon v. FEC Reactions

    Following oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, lawyers for the petitioners spoke to reporters and answered questions on the steps of the Court. …

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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Preview

    Panelists discussed upcoming the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC). The case stems from a lower court case appeal in which the United States District…

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    Citizens United Decision and State Judge Elections

    Panelists talked about the impact of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on the election of state court judges. The decision eliminated restrictions on corporate funding for…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants talked about campaign financing in an era of super political action committees (PACs) and corporate financing of political campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Federal Employees Political Activities Act

    Witnesses testified on the oversight of government management. The subcommittee members discussed legislation for reforming the federal government and for changes to current law…

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    Book Discussion on Buckley v. Valeo

    Audio portions of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo were reviewed and participants in the case were interviewed on the significance of the case, which established the current rules and…

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    Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor…

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    Congressional Ethics Code

    The House Office of Congressional Ethics held its first public meeting, in the Longworth House Office Building, to allow public comment on the new draft rules and code of conduct.

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    Obama Presidency

    David Brooks, Margaret Carlson, and Linda Wertheimer participated in a panel discussion on the first six months of the Obama Administration. Topics included President Obama’s…

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    Book Discussion on Buckley v. Valeo

    The 1975 Supreme Court case Buckley v. Valeo dealing with campaign finance was profiled. In the decision, the Court held that certain types of political contributions are effective…

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    Lobbying Regulation Reform

    Senators and other witnesses testified about ways to strengthen laws governing lobbying. Topics included disclosure, the status of former lawmakers, improper influence, the role of the…

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    Political Advertising

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposed regulations on broadcasters that would mandate low advertising rates for political campaign advertising on television and radio. Another…

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    Lobbying Reform

    The House Rules Committee held a hearing on lobbying reform, focusing on accountability and transparency in lobbying. Witnesses testified about a number of topics including records…

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    2004 Campaign Finance Practices

    Panelists participated in a forum discussion of the politics of campaign finance laws. They addressed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, as well as its predecessors. They…

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    Tribute to Rep. Pelosi

    House Democratic whip Rep. Pelosi was honored as the Woman’s National Democratic Club Woman of the Year and gave a brief speech. House Democratic leader Rep. Gephardt…

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    Congressional Ethics Reform

    A coalition of eight government ‘watchdog’ groups announced a campaign to urge members of the House of Representatives not to weaken ethics standards and long-standing…

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    Watergate and Money

    Panelists discussed how the Watergate scandal reflects the negative influences of money on politics. This was part of a symposium marking the 25th anniversary of the Watergate break-in…

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    Book Discussion on U.S. v. National Treasury Employees Union

    America and the Courts featured a Supreme Court case, U.S. v. National Treasury Employees Union. Under current law federal
    employees who moonlight to make extra money are prohibited from

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