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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Tensions Rise as Omnibus Bill Negotiations Stall

Dec 8, 2015
In The News

The biggest campaign finance rider under discussion would relax limits on coordination between political parties and their candidates. Progressive groups and Democratic lawmakers, as well as conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus, are fighting the language.

Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., who has been leading the effort against the rider, said if enacted the provision would allow big-money donors a new avenue — through the party committees — to give large sums to help their favored candidates.