Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Solutions to Citizens United Decision
End Citizens United Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing on solutions to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision:
“Citizens United has skewed the policymaking process in Washington and blocked progress on so many issues Americans care about, from lowering the cost of prescription drugs to protecting the environment for our children’s future. Today’s hearing is a critical step forward to overturning the decision and ending the dominance of big money in politics.
“We applaud Chairman Steve Cohen for holding this important hearing and Congressman Ted Deutch for his steadfast leadership in sponsoring and advocating for the Democracy for All constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision. Americans want and deserve a democracy that works for all of us and passing this amendment is critical to achieving that.”
The Democracy for All constitutional amendment (H.J. Res. 2) would overturn the Citizens United decision by giving Congress and state legislatures the ability to set common sense limits on campaign fundraising and spending, ensuring our elections aren’t dominated by wealthy special interests and corporations with different priorities than most Americans. It currently has over 200 co-sponsors in the House, its highest-level of Congressional support yet. Other critical solutions to blunt the impact of the decision are included as part of the For the People Act (H.R. 1), a comprehensive package of anti-corruption reforms that passed the House last March.