Here at CleanSlateNow.org, we track the fundraising of all Members of Congress, including their reliance on special interest group PAC money to support their candidacy.
These results reflect the end of year (2015) reports filed with the Federal Election Commission and made publicly available as of February 24, 2016.
Below are the current members of the House of Representatives listed by state and then alphabetically.Read more
Two years ago, we started tracking how much Members of Congress rely on contributions from special interest group political action committees (PACs) to fund their campaigns. Our first report two years ago focused on how much money each member of Congress (at that time) had taken over the course of their entire career. Last year, our analysis focused on Members of Congress and the 2014 election cycle. This year, our analysis focuses on the first half of the 2016 Election Cycle.
If you want to find your own Representative's fundraising totals, click here, where you can also find your Representative and contact them.
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So far this year there have been 787 campaign finance bills proposed in state legislatures, according to the Campaign Finance Legislation Database of the National Council of State Legislatures. Of those 787 bills, 95 have been enacted. Some state legislatures remains in session, so these numbers may change over the next few months. Most of the 95 measures were minor adjustments to state campaign laws.
If you are interested in learning more about the 95 measures that have passed and been enacted so far, click here to see our table with links to track key bills, or click here to view summaries of any of the 787 bills from the National Council of State Legislature's Campaign Finance Legislation Database.
In five states, campaign finance reform was a major topic of discussion and provides important lessons for those seeking meaningful reform throughout the country:Read more
The National Conference of State Legislatures tracks all legislation in state legislatures throughout the country, including on campaign finance issues. According to this database, there have been 787 bills proposed across the 50 states, and 95 of those have been enacted.
Legislatures have adjourned in 43 states, and remain in session in 7 states as of this analysis.
For detailed information about the bills that have passed, click on the state, which will take you to the legislature's website where you can search the bill code for detailed information.Read more