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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on Senate Vote on Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance Reform

Sep 8, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans advanced S.J. Res. 19, which would overturn the Supreme Court's Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United v. FEC decisions and allow Congress to enact commonsense limits on campaign spending. Rep. Pocan is a co-sponsor of the House version of this amendment and other right to vote legislation:

“I’m glad to see the Senate advance a Constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. “Since the deeply misguided Citizens United ruling more than four years ago, we have seen the corrosive effects of corporate interests on our democracy.  Without immediate action, the voice of every American will be silenced by the roar of corporate money.”