Influencing Congress Just Got “Cheaper” Says Watchdog Group

Washington, D.C.—The creation of a “Super Congress” to address additional spending cuts or revenues will make it cheaper for Wall Street, tax dodging corporations, and special interest lobbyists to influence the spending cuts and revenue debate in Washington as the focus shifts to just 12 members of Congress, said campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign Action Fund.

Statement from Public Campaign Action Fund’s National Campaigns Director David Donnelly:

“For the Wall Street firms and corporate CEOs seeking to duck their fair share of sacrifice in shrinking the deficit, making campaign cash rain to influence just 12 members of Congress is cheaper than focusing on all 535. If only the unemployed, waitresses, seniors depending on Medicare, and other everyday Americans were able to shower the new commission with contributions. Maybe then the debate in Washington would reflect the reality of what is happening in America.”

As Congress moves to select the group of 12 members of the “Super Congress,” as some have called it, Public Campaign Action Fund will be watching fundraising reports and campaign finance filings to expose corporate special interest influence on the process. The appointees to this exclusive group will likely see a boon in campaign fundraising from those hoping to sway the debate.

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Public Campaign Action Fund is a national nonprofit watchdog group working to improve America's election laws and to hold elected officials accountable. Learn more at www.campaignmoney.org.