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house Bill H.R. 1063

Should Donations to Presidential Library Foundations be Disclosed?

Argument in favor

Making a donation towards a presidential library is essentially a political donation, but without campaign contribution limits — meaning that it can be a way to buy influence if it isn't monitored.

spiritof12's Opinion
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02/10/2019
All political donations should be reported publicly. Best example what can happen is the current investigation.
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02/10/2019
So if Trump is impeached and sent to prison, do we instead name a prison after him?
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Richard 's Opinion
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02/10/2019
I think donations to any government agency or related to presidential library or anything should be reported made public
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Argument opposed

Many of the people making a donation of $200 or more aren’t doing it to buy influence — they want to preserve history. It seems unfair to treat a $200 donation the same as a $200,000 donation.

Gopin2018's Opinion
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02/10/2019
No I’m in opposition to this Democratic bill as written. #MAGA
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KyleCorley's Opinion
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02/10/2019
I am not seeing how making a donation to a library is like making a political donation to a campaign
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Diane's Opinion
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02/10/2019
Presidential libraries are built long after the president has left office when donations couldn’t be used to influenced the president. Therefore it wouldn’t be necessary for the public to know who’s contributing to the library.
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    IntroducedFebruary 7th, 2019
    All political donations should be reported publicly. Best example what can happen is the current investigation.
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    No I’m in opposition to this Democratic bill as written. #MAGA
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    So if Trump is impeached and sent to prison, do we instead name a prison after him?
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    I think donations to any government agency or related to presidential library or anything should be reported made public
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    Duh! The need for doing this is obvious. Secret donations are only needed to cover corruption.
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    Yes I support disclosure of any and all political donations to federal candidates period.
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    Donations to presidential libraries often have strings attached. Reveal all potential conflicts by making them public. Support this bill.
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    👎🏻 H.R.1063 - To amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and for other purposes.👎🏻 I’d be in opposition to this Democratic Rep Cummings. House bill H.R. 1063 which would require organizations that fundraise for presidential libraries to report donor information and donation amounts on a quarterly basis. The data would then be displayed — in a free, searchable, sortable, and downloadable format — on the National Archives website within 30 days of receiving the fundraising organization’s report. If I desire to donate $250 to the Reagan or any other Presidential Library, it’s none any Political Representative’s business as I’m a Private Citizen and I can donate to whom ever I want. If the bill is passed, would we be seeing a listing of ALL political private donations to Representative Elijah Cummings Or Speaker Pelosi’s? I really doubt it. Many of the people making a donation of $200 or more aren’t doing it to buy influence — they want to preserve history. It seems unfair to treat a $200 donation the same as a $200,000 donation.
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    Transparency is always the best option.
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    We need transparency.
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    I support this bill. Anytime money and politics converge, the potential for abuse exists. Leave no dark corners where improper influence or fraud can flourish. There is no such thing as too much sunshine.
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    Yes, all donations should be disclosed. Secrecy surrounding donations to the presidential library? You know they’re up to no good. Shady AF.
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    As a public official, by choice, all financial information should be public! Lack of transparency only breeds corruption!
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    JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DONATION IT IS PART OF THE RECORD THAT IS TO BE PUBLIC
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    All money that goes into any form of political organization or donations to a candidate should be completely transparent and visible to the general voting population.
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    Donations should be disclosed. We should know who is buying our politicians.
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    This law would inform of conflicts of interest while the president is in office. Donors would not be tracked when the person is no longer in office. We have seen much abuse of conflicts of interest. This law is a simple way to address one such conflict of influence peddling.
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    There’s absolutely no good reason they should be hidden.
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    Any money for any reason or excuse should be disclosed as it may be taken and used for another purpose entirely. Trump gutted his foundation and then talked like a philanthropist.
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    Shouldn’t this be a source of pride? Why would they need to hide something like this? Only reason is that they are using this is to curry favor which is pay to play
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