Beinart, Peter
March 2002
New Republic;3/18/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 10, p6
Offers observations on the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill due to be considered by the United States Congress. Effort of the critics of campaign finance laws to deny the Federal Election Commission (FEC) the power to enforce the laws; Role of the authors of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) in the creation of the FEC and giving it powers to write regulations; Details of amendments to the FECA which allowed the use of soft money; Suggestion that FECA needs to be overhauled in order to allow the McCain-Feingold bill to work.


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