Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland is expected to introduce legislation on behalf of the Democratic leadership, coordinating with Senator Charles Schumer. More
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Title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 500 percent excise tax on corporate contributions to political committees and on corporate expenditures on political advocacy campaigns.
Sherrod Brown Introduces Citizens United Fixes
By David Dayen, FireDog Lake
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill that would mitigate the effects of the Citizens United ruling on corporate political spending. Saying that corporations already have enormous influence in Washington, as evidenced by their $3.3 billion dollars in annual lobbying expenses, Brown’s bill would at least try to stop this influence from moving into the electoral sphere.