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April 2, 2015
This is an April 2nd rally in Boston on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision that is part of a nationwide call for President Obama to issue an executive order requiring disclosure of campaign spending by federal contractors.
October 21, 2015 - October 21, 2015
Robert Reich will discuss his new book in a special conversation with Elevation Partners co-founder, Roger McNamee, on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 pm, at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre in Santa Monica. The event is hosted by Live Talks Los Angeles.
Letters & Testimony
October 30, 2015
t is not clear under the current rules that the Committee on House Administration has the authority to review, and potentially reject, expenditures from Members’ Representations Allowances (MRAs). Nor is it clear that the Committee or the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House has the authority to periodically audit MRAs for compliance with the Members’ Congressional Handbook and House ethics rules. Thus, even when a Member submits a voucher to the House Finance Office that appears questionable (e.g., the large disbursements to a well- known campaign consultant that were described merely as “staff training” by Rep. Paul Broun’s office and are now the subject of a Department of Justice inquiry), there is no formal process for the Office to question or disapprove the disbursement.
October 27, 2015
Comments in support of REG 2015-04 Rulemaking Petition
October 17, 2014
Citizens United, yes, that Citizens United has come to Colorado. And they brought their special brand of slimy smear tactics with them. Don't be fooled Colorado!
October 7, 2011
Common Cause talked with protesters at the October 7 protest outside the State Department hearings to listen to why lobbyists are dominating the Keystone XL hearings.
February 13, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause New Mexico obviously supports fighting big money in politics, we steadfastly oppose a Constitutional Convention. Read more to learn why.
February 11, 2018; Blog Post, Status Update
Common Cause priority legislation, HJM 10 “Pass Fix It America,” is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, February 12th at 9:00 am
November 9, 2017
The American people do not expect that their charitable contributions will be used for partisan political ends. The tax bill amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) and passed on a party-line vote expands the bill’s previous rollback of the Johnson Amendment – buried more than 400 pages into the legislation – to now allow all charities to enter partisan politics, including well-funded front groups like the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC). This takes the bill beyond just a massive giveaway to the nation’s billionaire class to now allow wealthy special interests to manipulate the charitable sector for partisan political ends, all with a subsidy from American taxpayers.
November 9, 2017
Today, Common Cause and 17,945 members and supporters filed formal comments urging the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to open a rulemaking to update its rules by requiring online political advertisements to include “paid for by” information just like TV, radio and print ads.
Research & Reports
July 13, 2010
Long before BP's Deepwater Horizon well began belching oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP and the rest of the energy industry had turned loose a gusher of cash in Washington, saturating Congress and the federal government's regulatory apparatus. In the last decade alone, big energy has pumped more than $2.9 billion into electing and lobbying federal officials and candidates, according to campaign finance and lobbying disclosure reports.
June 26, 2009
As the debate over health care reform rages in Congress, the health care sector is not sitting on the sidelines. So far, the health care sector, including health professionals, hospitals and drug companies have donated $6.8 million to members of the 111th Congress.