Dan Lungren

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No, getting rid of contribution limits is not the answer

By: Adam Smith and David Donnelly

The New York Times reports today that some House and Senate Republicans, facing an onslaught of attacks from outside groups, are finally ready to take action about our broken campaign finance system.

Lungren and Donors Push ADA Non-Compliance ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card’

Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) testified in committee Wednesday on his bill that would limit the ability to bring lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act. A witness opposing the measure, Andy Levy, said this legislation would “effectively creat[e] a blanket, nationwide exemption to the ADA, a virtual ‘get-out-of-jail-free card.’”

Dan Lungren Attending Billionaire Fundraiser

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), who has already raised $70 million this cycle for himself and others, will join Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) for a fundraiser on Wednesday at the home of billionaire Tom Siebel.

Still sticking with disclosure?

A few weeks ago during the mark-up in the Committee on House Administration on the Fair Elections Now Act, Rep. Dan Lungren said he was opposed to Fair Elections, but "I would take the limits off individual contributions but make them reportable immediately, electronic reporting within 24 hours of receipt, so that everybody could know where you get the money." (video below)