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Friday, October 01, 2010


Nikki Willoughby

The part about restoring confidence in Congress is so important. Yes, the money in politics makes it seem like a pay-to-play institution and we can never be sure how much influence corporate funders have, but the American people must be able to trust their elected representatives.

The House Committee on Administration took action to help restore that confidence. I sure hope we can count on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to follow suit. As we noted on our Common Cause blog, “This is a huge step forward for voters who feel ignored by Washington. Because as long as we have politicians answering to corporations and lobbyists who finance their campaigns, they will never be accountable to the people who elected them." ” (

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