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Campaign Finance "Reform" Redux

Friday, January 25, 2002

This week, proponents of the McCain-Feingold/Shays-Meehan campaign finance "reform" effort (S. 27 and H.R. 2356, respectively) attained the 218 signatures needed on their discharge petition, which will be used to force the House of Representatives to once again take up this legislation. Although the House already considered campaign finance "reform" last year, and rejected the proposal, backers of the Shays-Meehan package were able to coerce 218 U.S. Representatives to sign their petition. We will bring you more details as the outlook for floor action becomes clear.

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