Fair Elections Now Act

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Restoring the Temple

Likening the Fair Elections Now Act to a campaign finance revolution, the Philadelphia Daily News heralds the work of Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) in introducing a bill that represents a simultaneously far-reaching and practical solution to the money in politics woes of Congress.

 

From the editorial:

Sen. Durbin's Speech on the Senate Floor

As we've mentioned on the blog already, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) introduced the Fair Elections Now Act on Tuesday, legislation that would bring publicly financed elections to the U.S. Senate. Sen. Durbin made the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday evening. Join Sen. Durbin in supporting Fair Elections for Congress by becoming a citizen co-sponsor today!

 

See the full text of Sen. Durbin's speech below:

 

Fair Elections Now Act Text Available

The text of public financing bills introduced yesterday in the Senate and the House will be available online in the next few days if you'd like to read them for yourself. The Fair Elections Now Act (Senate) is here and the Clean Money Clean Elections Act (House) will be here.

More Coverage on Bill's Introduction

Homestate newspapers of both Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) covered their introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act yesterday.

A Shift

Ari Berman at The Nation writes on the introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act today by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA). Berman notes the prominence of the two sponsoring Senators and expresses hope that "the conversation is shifting, from how corrupt Washington is to how to clean it up."

 

 

Fair Elections Now Act Comes to Congress

Today marks a major milestone in the work to win full public financing of congressional elections. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Arlen Specter (R-PA) have announced their introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act to bring spending limits and full public financing to elections for Congress. Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) will lead up the companion bill, the Clean Money Clean Elections Act, in the House.

 

Public Campaign's President and CEO Nick Nyhart, spoke in praise of the bill introduction: