House to Advance H.R. 1 This Month

House Democrats are still planning to advance their government overhaul package (H.R. 1) this month, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). House Democrats’ agenda has been delayed by the partial government shutdown that lasted 35 days, but Pelosi signaled in a “Dear Colleague” letter this week that she is intent on moving the broad political… Read more »

House Bill Would Lift Ban on IRS Politicking Rules

House Democrats introduced a massive government oversight package last Friday that among other things would require the IRS to issue rules clarifying the permitted political activities of 501(c)(4) groups. The House package, introduced as H.R. 1, includes numerous provisions Democrats have wanted to pass to limit the influence of so-called “dark money” in politics. Section… Read more »

Campaign Reform Tops Democrats’ Agenda

Democratic leaders say their first legislative proposal when they take control of the House in January will center on campaign finance reform, closing loopholes in government ethics laws and reducing the influence of outside money in politics. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who was nominated by House Democrats this week to serve as the… Read more »