CAMPAIGN FINANCE; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 19
(House of Representatives - February 04, 2015)

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                            CAMPAIGN FINANCE

  (Mr. CARNEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CARNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my colleagues to pass 
legislation that limits the role of money in politics. Since the 
Citizens United decision in 2010, the role of fundraising and spending 
in political campaigns has gotten even more out of control than it was 
before.
  That is why I introduced a constitutional amendment, H.J. Res. 24, 
which allows Congress and the States to rein in campaign contributions. 
It is also why I cosponsored the DISCLOSE Act, the Government By the 
People Act, and the democracy for all amendment--all designed to limit 
the influence of money in our political system.
  The American people need to know that their elected officials are 
here to serve them and not big campaign contributors. The overwhelming 
amount of money spent on campaigns weakens people's faith in our 
political system.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge House leadership to take up legislation to 
address this issue. We need to change our laws to get money out of 
politics and to keep our focus where it belongs--doing the right thing 
for the American people.

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