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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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A Modest Proposal: The Imperative of Replacing the Johnson Amendment

December 19, 2018

Our campaign finance system could generously be described as an exercise in insanity. Consider the rude reality of a system that allows the elite to dominate our elections yet silences the free speech of local membership organizations. Every election cycle you are subjugated to potentially millions of dollars of Super PAC ads – often funded by a single or a handful of individuals- that may be hostile to your worldview. You can try to avoid the ads, but, in the […]

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Democrats to Tackle Reform with First Bill

December 3, 2018

After 8 years out of power, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the House are hoping the control granted them by the voters in 2018 will be more than just a short-term stint. To that end, they’ve wisely selected an issue that resonates with the American people for their first legislative issue: reform. Rep. John Sarbanes will take the lead on the issue, and, as we have discussed frequently the intense degree of public support for these issues. Should Democrats […]

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McCain Made Campaign Finance Reform A Years-Long Mission

August 28, 2018

“He just called me up out of the blue,” said Russell Feingold, new to Washington as a freshman Democratic senator from Wisconsin. “He said, ‘You seem to have a good record. Would you like to work with me?’ And I said ‘yeah.’ So I never knew exactly why he chose that moment to do it, but he did.” They co-sponsored a bill that became known as McCain-Feingold and built alliances with advocacy groups. One ally was the watchdog group Common […]

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Payments Stopped for Phony Committee Chairs

April 9, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Like other states, New York compensates its legislative committee chairs more than other members. That’s fine… provided those receiving the additional compensation actually are committee chairmen. One would think that such a clear distinction would lead allow for little obfuscation, but 5 New York senators attempted to leverage their unpaid position as vice chairs to chairman level compensation. Until the comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli, stepped in to put a stop to the claim. Despite the fact that the […]

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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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California Speaker Pro Tem Takes Authorship of Bill Aimed at Dark Money

August 21, 2017

California’s AB 249 has a high profile new author. With former Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez sworn in as a member of Congress last month, Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin is taking lead on the bill aimed at dark money. Mullin is no stranger to reform issues. Earlier this year, he was at the center of a movement to reform local campaign finance laws, which were out of control. Now, he is aiming his political capital at dark money. This bill, AB […]

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Alaska Campaign Finance Law Under Attack

August 17, 2017

States rights, the will of the people, and the ability to achieve local reform is at stake in a case involving our northern-most state. In 1996 the Alaska legislature passed campaign finance reform that, among other things, capped individual contributions at $500 to a candidate. The popular law was raised in 2003 by the legislature to $1,000. However, the voters weren’t having it, and they overwhelmingly voted to return the limit to $500 by a 3:1 margin in 2006.[1] Despite […]

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Pudner Talks HR 4177 at New York County Lawyers’ Meeting

September 29, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28, Take Back Our Republic Executive Director John Pudner and Fox News Contributor David Webb spoke at the New York County Lawyers’ Association meeting.  Pudner discussed HR 4177 and the need to stop foreign contributions while Webb talked about the end of the old political consultant class that relied on big money TV commercials.

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Tonight’s debate, Al-Jazeera, our legislation

December 16, 2015

Tonight’s debate, Al–Jazeera, our legislation Six days after Al–Jazeera America attacked our proposal to make sure unverified credit card contributions were not coming from overseas, Tuesday’s Presidential debate featured renewed charges that Iran is receiving $150 billion even if they ultimately reject the compromise agreed upon with The United States and the international community earlier this year. In light of this amount of money hinging on Government decisions, the GOP sponsor (Paul Gosar) of the bill based on our Educational Papers […]

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