A group of House Democrats introduced a constitutional amendment on Thursday to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that eliminated restrictions on corporate campaign spending.
The Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in the Citizens United v. FEC case prohibited the government from restricting political campaign spending by companies, nonprofit organizations and unions. This amendment, if passed, would allow Congress and state governments to enact “reasonable, viewpoint-neutral” limitations on campaign funding, including restricting corporations from spending “unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who introduced the amendment, said in a press release that it would “close legal loopholes” that corporations and other wealthy groups have “exploited for far too long.” Schiff has introduced an amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling every year since 2013, according to the release.
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Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to overturn corporate campaign finance laws
A group of Democratic lawmakers in the House have introduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn campaign finance laws established in the 2010 Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
The “Democracy For All” amendment would allow Congress and states to “regulate and impose reasonable viewpoint-neutral limitations on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.”
The effort is spearheaded by Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Jim McGovern (D-MA). The bill also has more than 80 Democratic representatives co-signing the proposed amendment.
— Read more at the Washington Examiner