Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Reid Amendment to Reid-McConnell Substitute

January 9, 2007



Reform Groups Urge Senators to Support Reid Amendment to Reid-McConnell Substitute

Enclosed for your information is a letter reform groups sent today urging Senators to support the amendment offered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to the Reid-McConnell substitute, which is currently pending on the Senate floor.

The reform groups include the Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Democracy 21, the League of Women Voters, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG.

Our organizations strongly urge you to support the Reid amendment to the Reid-McConnell substitute pending on the Senate floor.

The Reid amendment would establish new restrictions on lobbyists and lobbying organizations paying for trips and gifts, including meals and entertainment, for Senators and staff and would require Senators to pay charter fares, not first-class fares, for the use of corporate planes.

We urge you to vote for the Reid amendment and to oppose any weakening amendments to any of the provisions in the Reid amendment.

Campaign Legal Center

League of Women Voters

Common Cause

Public Citizen

Democracy 21

U.S. PIRG


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