Congress

AOC staff departure highlights the problem of corruption in Washington

August 9, 2019

“Saikat Chakrabarti, the chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, just resigned. As her top aide, he was also under investigation for campaign finance violations, including the creation of two PACs that seemed to be operating illegally. He is being accused of setting up two companies, where roughly $1 million was funneled, in order to profit and possibly skirt campaign disclosure requirements. This points to one absurdity of the current system: Hefty financial transfers from PACs to private LLCs are not necessarily improper, […]

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Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists

June 17, 2019

One of the biggest problems in our federal government is the concern about elected officials seeking self-enrichment, leading to motives beyond public service that potentially affect policy choices. A lifetime ban on lobbying would certainly be a strong, positive step. The next step is to stop the revolving door that lets them get rich after they finish approving money through legislation for future employers. The system of the haves and the have-nots are at the core of this issue. It’s […]

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TBOR New England Chair Speaks at Senate Committee

May 3, 2019

“Our constitution’s framers crafted history’s most remarkable form of government,” said former Republican state senator Jim Rubens.  “But as our framers warned, survival of our republic rests on both active citizenship and trust that our representatives are acting in our best interest. That trust is gone. We need action by Congress to restore it.” Rubens, who lives in Etna and is New England Chair of Take Back Our Republic,  cited a recent Rasmussen poll showing that 53% of voters now believe that government […]

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Braun Introduces No Congressional Pay During Shutdown Legislation

January 29, 2019

The government shutdown is over (for now), but the frustration remains as the increasing partisan gridlock continues to leave ordinary Americans behind. One freshman senator is looking to take a small step toward restoring public trust by introducing “No Budget, No Pay” legislation that will ensure Congress faces the same threat as government employees when the system fails to function- going without paychecks. Mike Braun, the newly elected junior senator from Indiana said, “simply, if you do not by Sept. […]

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Maine’s 2nd Congressional District at Intersection of Reform Issues

November 14, 2018

For months, money has been pouring into Maine as Democrats hoped to knock off Rep. Bruce Poliquin. In fact, as of November 4th, the state’s 2nd Congressional District had been subject to more than $12 million in outside spending. This represents yet another instance where outside spending outpaced what the candidates themselves were able to raise, with the top 2 contenders, Poliquin and Democrat Jared Golden, raising a combined $8,342,698 for the October 17th filing period. Among the incredible outside […]

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Hawkings: 5 Reasons why Congress is Dysfunctional

August 17, 2018

AUBURN, AL- In a recent article, David Hawkings, the editor of Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call since 1995, laid out the 5 reasons for the malaise the afflicts the United States Congress. While we may not agree with all of his points, it was nonetheless interesting that his first two coincided with issues Take Back Our Republic has devoted attention to: money and maps. Here is his full list with our brief summation: Money- With the costs of congressional races […]

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Take Back Advocates for Congressional, FEC Action on Foreign Influence

December 13, 2017

Wednesday and Thursday Take Back Our Republic President Francis Johnson, DC-based Development Director Steve Thomas, and Executive Director John Pudner will meet with Congressional offices. The topic will be the importance of passing HR1341 and S1660 to cut off an avenue for foreign influence on US elections through the billions of dollars in nameless small dollar contributions sent through unverified credit card donations to evade bank scrutiny. Former long-time NRA lobbyist Chuck Cunningham will lead the effort to pass these important bills […]

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Take Back Our Republic Coordinator Encourages Ohio Congressman to Support H.R. 1341

August 31, 2017

Take Back Our Republic and its citizen advocates are everywhere. On Wednesday, at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast, one of our coordinators shared information about H.R. 1341 with Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH 14th District). The bill, sponsored by Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ 4th District), is inspired by Take Back Our Republic’s idea to close the credit card loophole that opens the door for foreign individuals and entities to affect our elections. This pivotal legislation was brought to the attention of […]

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Call 202.224.3121, Committees Consider Making Our Bill a Law!

August 4, 2017

School House Rock taught grade school students ever since Generation X about how a bill became a law in Saturday morning cartoons. Now you can be part of the process by calling 202.224.3121 and entering your zip code to leave a message for your Member of Congress to sponsor HR1341 and your two Senators to sponsor S1660. You do not even need to know their names before you call! Here are the steps from that old cartoon, and where this […]

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Newsmax: Take Back Our Republic – Fighting to Restore Grass Roots to Politics

January 20, 2015

January 20th, 2015 By: John Gizzi – Newsmax As the 114th Congress opens, both the Obama administration and Democratic members of Congress are poised to craft legislation to restore some of the limits on independent campaign spending allowed by the Supreme Court_s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions. Read more. Other headlines: US News: Republicans for the (Regular) People – A new group aims to back campaign finance reform from the right The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Conservative Nonprofit Takes Up Mantle […]

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