Campaign Finance Reform

The committee heard testimony on legislative bills concerning campaign finance reform. In the third hearing in a series on the… read more

The committee heard testimony on legislative bills concerning campaign finance reform. In the third hearing in a series on the subject, the committee heard from witnesses from special interest groups affected by the bills. Bills have been written that deal with the limitation or elimination of political action committees, limitations on the high cost of political campaigns, and regulations on political advertising. Mr. Hardin spoke out against legislation designed to limit the financial advantages of incumbents, and against public financing of elections. He spoke out against a “Keating,” who might take over the “democratic process.” Mr. Garber, speaking for the National Association of Political Action Committees, spoke against the elimination of PAC’s. Mr. Ratcliffe supported the status quo, and argued against the elimination of PAC’s. Mr. Conly spoke against regulations mandating longer political commercials and larger blocks of free time donated by radio and television stations. Mr. Malbin discussed the effects of campaign reform on policy and the government. Mr. Gans urged that action be taken on campaign reform, but criticized in the process by which bills on campaign reform were produced and introduced. close

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Program ID:
17079-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 14, 1991
Last Aired:
Mar 17, 1991

Airing Details

  • Mar 14, 1991 | 9:33am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 1991 | 11:22am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 14, 1991 | 8:54pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 1991 | 2:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 17, 1991 | 7:35pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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