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There is more and more evidence that Democrats and progressives are discovering the power of taking on big money in politics as a central issue in their campaign strategies. In the House, Nancy Pelosi has gotten most of her colleagues in the Democratic caucus (160 of them) to co-sponsor a major clean money campaign finance initiative, John Sarbanes' Government By The People Act.
So far this year, US Senator Barbara Mikulski, US Senator Ben Cardin, and Congressman John Sarbanes have announced over $26 million in federal AIP funds for the airfield work at BWI Marshall.
Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., has introduced legislation (H.R. 5364) to "amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program."
Eight Democratic Maryland congressmen wrote a letter to President Barack Obama recently in opposition to using seismic air guns to search for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean, especially off Maryland's coast.
Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., has introduced legislation (H. R. 5239) to "amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of student loan indebtedness."
Eight of Maryland's 10-member congressional delegation are urging President Barack Obama to reconsider siding with a proposal to allow the use of seismic air guns to explore for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean.
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast.
Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) recently unveiled his "Holding Congress Accountable" legislative package, which includes Congressman Sarbanes' Government By the People Act (H.R. 20).
Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation, including Representative Sarbanes, said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising questions about league commisioner Roger Goodell’s decision.
Several new PACs are working to dilute the influence of big money in campaigns by backing candidates who would encourage ordinary Americans to donate more, The New York Times reported.