And YOU thought this bill was weak and partial enough to slip through. And YOU thought it was the Republicans who worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These are the new teams, boys and girls: on one side elected officials, on the other side all the rest of us.
Proposing the `Doris `Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010′ to the Constitution of the United States regarding the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the spending and activities… (Introduced in House)
While Congress may be restrained, to put it politely, in its efforts to clean up corruption for its own sake, xenophobia may come to the rescue. The LA Times reports that the Democratic party’s legislation in both houses is “now considering a broad definition of foreign corporations — companies that are more than 20% owned by non-American entities. That could end up banning thousands of corporations from contributing to political activities.”
Shareholder Protection Act of 2010 (Introduced in House)
HR 4537 IH
H. R. 4537
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the express authorization of a majority of shareholders of a public company for certain political expenditures by that company, and for other purposes.
But we have them for you first: John Conyers, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jim McGovern, Keith Ellison, Chellie Pingree, Barbara Lee, Andre Carson, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Betty Sutton, Raul Grijalva and Ed Markey.