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Letter to Speaker Ryan regarding Congressional Travel

November 5, 2015

Recent embarrassing revelations about trips by Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives from both parties highlight the failure of current travel rules to protect the integrity of the House. We the undersigned organizations strongly encourage you, as one of your first acts as the new Speaker, to impose a moratorium on all privately-financed, foreign congressional travel and to establish a bipartisan Speaker’s Task Force made up of the Chairs and Ranking Members from the House Committee on Ethics, the Committee on House Administration, and the two Chairs of the Office of Congressional Ethics to recommend new rules and guidelines regarding privately-financed foreign travel for Members and staff.

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Common Cause Commends Introduction of We The People Act by Sen. Udall & Rep. Price

September 27, 2017; Press Release, Status Update

At a time when too many Americans do not think they have a meaningful voice in their democracy, when confidence in our institutions is at historic lows, and cynicism at record highs, this democracy reform package is needed more than ever. These reforms are working at the state level, empowering citizens and breaking down barriers to participation for all Americans, irrespective of political party.

Kid Rock has been running for Senate all summer long, violating federal law

September 1, 2017; Featured Item, Press Release, Status Update

In a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission and Department of Justice, Common Cause accuses Kid Rock of violating federal election laws by acting as a Senate candidate while failing to register his candidacy, comply with contribution restrictions and publicly disclose contributions to his campaign.

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'A Clear and Dangerous Abuse of Power'

August 25, 2017

President Trump’s pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is a clear and dangerous abuse of power, worthy of censure by Congress.

Common Cause Georgia Names Sara Henderson its New Executive Director

August 10, 2017

Today, Common Cause announced that Sara Henderson has been named Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia where she has worked as Policy Director since January. Sara brings years of political and grassroots experience to the position and has lived in Georgia for more than three decades.

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