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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:27 PM
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GOP senators avoid co-sponsoring campaign finance reform bill
Senate Democrats have been unable to find a GOP co-sponsor of highly anticipated campaign finance reform legislation, delaying the rollout of a measure aimed at counteracting a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) had expected to unveil their legislation with bipartisan support by the end of last week, with a goal of delivering a bill to President Barack Obamas desk by July 4 so that it would have an immediate impact in this years elections.

That timeframe is in doubt, and the lack of GOP support could prevent passage of legislation through either chamber by Memorial Day.

Democrats now hope to unveil legislation this week, and the party is in an internal debate over whether to move forward without a Republican co-sponsor.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/93175-gop-sponsors-elude-campaign-finance-bill
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 02:31 PM
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1. If they wait for a republican sponsor mankind will be extinct
did they learn nothing from healthcare?
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 03:18 PM
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2. let the Pub's dangle -- disgusting waste of carbon
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