Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2021 / 08:45 am
A pro-life advocacy group warns that a new campaign finance reform bill could unfairly restrict their communications.
Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the For the People Act of 2021 (H.R. 1), framing the bill as a top priority of the 117th Congress. In a joint statement, Pelosi, together with Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.), said the reform bill was needed because "[o]ur democracy is in a state of deep disrepair."
A companion bill to H.R. 1 has been re-introduced in the Senate as well.
Supporters of H.R. 1 say it would shed light on "dark money" in politics, or spending by political-advocacy groups such as 501(c)4 organizations which are not required to disclose their donors.