Rep. DeLauro highlights “For the People Act”

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro held a very candid conversation about the American political system at the Miller Library in Hamden on Friday. 

And it is not just dark money but big money donors that  haven taken over the system, said DeLauro

Congresswoman Delauro  was talking about the For The People Act, which recently passed the House of Representatives. 

I think this will make sure everyone plays by the same ethic rules. The wealthy special interest don’t rule our politics,said Cherie Quickmire, Common Cause of CT. 

The bill deals with a number of things, one of which is campaign spending.

It would also hold elected officials and those in campaign activity to a higher standard of transparency and ethics, said Arnold Skretta, CT Compliance and Law, LLC. 

It enhances oversight when it comes to the big donors and the influence they can sometimes have on our elected leaders focusing mainly on the federal level.

But is expected to trickle down to the state level  since money often plays a hand in all elections. 

Economic elite and interest groups can shape us government policy but Americans who are less well off essentially have no influence over what their government does, said Skretta.  

The bill would also require a president and vice president to submit 10 years worth of tax returns. Something President Trump has been heavily criticized for since the never released his own. 

The bill still has to move onto the Senate. It’s unclear right now if it will even pass.

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