Make Presidential Inaugurations Transparent

It has now been over two years since the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. More and more media reports detail illegally funneled donations and general lack of reporting requirements for these multi-million dollar events. Now to see that the U.S. Attorney’s
Office of Southern District of New York is subpoenaing documents is shocking. Political candidates and elected officials see a fair amount of warranted scrutiny over fundraising and spending. But it is incomprehensible that a Presidential Inaugural Committee
can raise and distribute funds in the name of the President of the United States with little to no scrutiny. Regardless of political affiliation, I would hope that every Member of Congress wants to ensure that our official ceremonies reflect America’s ideals
and promote transparency through this process.

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Recognize the Creation of the Oldest Civil Rights Organization in America The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of a resolution recognizing the 110th anniversary of the NAACP.  As you know, the mission of the NAACP is to ensure equal political, educational, social, and economic rights for all persons.
The NAACP also campaigned to eliminate racial hatred and invidious discrimination. Please join me in honoring the NAACP for its 110 years of faithful service and leadership in the struggle for civil and human rights for all.

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Cosponsor Constitutional Amendment to Restore Confidence in Democracy

I invite you to become an original cosponsor of a Constitutional Amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s ill-considered opinion in Citizens United, as well as other precedents which have made it impossible to regulate billions in campaign spending. I do
not recommend this step lightly, but the Court’s decisions pose such a threat to the health of our democracy that we must act. 

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Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns

Sending Office: Honorable Anna G. Eshoo Sent By: Eric.Henshall@mail.house.gov         Request for Cosponsor(s) Cosponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to Require Presidents and Presidential Candidates to Release Their Tax Returns 116th Cosponsors (74): Reps. Pascrell, McCollum, Cooper, Dingell, Khanna, DeGette, Watson Coleman, Yarmuth, Moore, McEachin, Espaillat, McGovern, Frederica Wilson, Beatty, Wasserman Schultz, Sarbanes, Cohen, Jayapal, […]

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Become An Original: End Zombie Campaign Accounts

You might have seen the reporting regarding roughly 100 “zombie campaigns” still spending campaign cash long after the candidate is no longer seeking office.  It is unconscionable for congressional campaign accounts to live on years after a member has left
office and for funds to be diverted for personal use, club dues, sports tickets, etc. We introduced the bipartisan Honest Elections and Campaigns, No Gain Act to stamp out that abuse of power. This bill requires former lawmakers to close campaign accounts
in a reasonable time and bars unauthorized payments to family members. This bill also requires that former lawmakers dispense of all campaign funds prior to becoming a registered lobbyist. A member should not be able to have these accounts live on for decades
and use those funds for personal use.

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