Lead House sponsor Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) discusses the importance of the Fair Elections Now Act in the face of the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on Citizens United v. FEC in an interview with National Journal.
"NJ: What other options does Congress have for enacting stronger election money laws in the short term?
Larson: To be honest with you, none that I'm focused on. I see this [the Fair Elections Now Act] as the crown jewel for us. I see this as a very important first step. It's grassroots-oriented. It passes constitutional tests. That's why I think it has attracted everyone from Common Cause to SEIU to former members. On both sides of the aisle. Walter Jones [R-N.C.] supports our bill and is working his caucus. It demonstrates the depth and breadth of our support."
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