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house Bill H.R. 1382

Should Inaugural Committees Be Subject to More Regulations?

Argument in favor

There is currently very little oversight over how inaugural committees solicit, receive, and spend money. This bill would ensure that inaugural committees don’t become a way for corporations and other donors to buy influence with an incoming administration by donating to their inaugural committees.

Lesia's Opinion
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03/21/2019
I do believe this administration has done a great job of showing us the loopholes in our laws.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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03/21/2019
This is already part of HR1. It is imperative that HR1 pass. That’s all that needs to be said.
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Tinee's Opinion
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03/21/2019
Political campaigns should not be funded by untraceable donors. If someone doesn't want people to know they are supporting a elected official, then that someone should not be donating to that official's campaign.
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Argument opposed

The FEC already prohibits inaugural committees from receiving money from foreign nations and straw donors, and also requires inaugural committees to report all donations over $200 within 90 days of receipt. These safeguards are sufficient to ensure that inaugural committees don’t become influence-peddling operations.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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03/21/2019
👎🏻 House Bill H.R. 1382 AKA the Inaugural Fund Integrity Act (IFIA) 👎🏻 I’d be in opposition to Rep. Scanlon’s House Bill H.R. 1382 AKA the “Inaugural Fund Integrity Act (IFIA)” which would close several loopholes in the Inaugural Committee structure which allow for abuse of funds. * This bill would prohibit donations to inaugural funds from foreign nations or corporations, as well as from so-called “straw” donors, where donations are directed through shell entities to hide their true origins. * It’d also place a $50,000 cap on any donation to an inaugural committee and prohibit personal uses of inaugural funds, so that inaugural funds can only be used for their legitimate government purpose of planning and celebrating an inauguration. * Finally, this bill would require inaugural committees to file a report with the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) disclosing information about all donations received and disbursements made by the committee. The FEC already prohibits inaugural committees from receiving money from foreign nations and straw donors, and also requires inaugural committees to report all donations over $200 within 90 days of receipt. These safeguards are sufficient to ensure that inaugural committees don’t become influence-peddling operations. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻H.R. 1382👎🏻. 3*21*19..........
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Tooluser1's Opinion
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03/21/2019
Confiscation and bans are all government has to offer. And you wonder why so many people advocate for LESS of it.
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John's Opinion
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03/21/2019
Sounds like there is already laws in place that do this
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      house Committees
      Committee on Administration
    IntroducedFebruary 26th, 2019
    I do believe this administration has done a great job of showing us the loopholes in our laws.
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    👎🏻 House Bill H.R. 1382 AKA the Inaugural Fund Integrity Act (IFIA) 👎🏻 I’d be in opposition to Rep. Scanlon’s House Bill H.R. 1382 AKA the “Inaugural Fund Integrity Act (IFIA)” which would close several loopholes in the Inaugural Committee structure which allow for abuse of funds. * This bill would prohibit donations to inaugural funds from foreign nations or corporations, as well as from so-called “straw” donors, where donations are directed through shell entities to hide their true origins. * It’d also place a $50,000 cap on any donation to an inaugural committee and prohibit personal uses of inaugural funds, so that inaugural funds can only be used for their legitimate government purpose of planning and celebrating an inauguration. * Finally, this bill would require inaugural committees to file a report with the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) disclosing information about all donations received and disbursements made by the committee. The FEC already prohibits inaugural committees from receiving money from foreign nations and straw donors, and also requires inaugural committees to report all donations over $200 within 90 days of receipt. These safeguards are sufficient to ensure that inaugural committees don’t become influence-peddling operations. SneakyPete.......... 👎🏻H.R. 1382👎🏻. 3*21*19..........
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    This is already part of HR1. It is imperative that HR1 pass. That’s all that needs to be said.
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    Political campaigns should not be funded by untraceable donors. If someone doesn't want people to know they are supporting a elected official, then that someone should not be donating to that official's campaign.
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    The Idiot has taught us a lot of lessons. Now we know the weaknesses in our Democracy! Things we need to shore up to make sure we never have one LIKE HIM AGAIN! Right on, Joseph!
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    All organizations that receive monies from any source, whether gifted or by purchasing something should be required by law to account for the accrual and disbursements of those monies. If this is not already reflected in the laws governing the operation of political parties, it should be!
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    After the trump administration, I’d say yes! For an inauguration that featured no celebrities, had only a couple of balls, the idea that it cost over twice as much as Obama’s is ridiculous. How much of a kickback did melania’s friend give trump of her $25 million fee? What did she do for that money? Where is the rest of the money? We have gotten no answers on that.
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    Confiscation and bans are all government has to offer. And you wonder why so many people advocate for LESS of it.
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    We have already seen how a criminal candidate uses these funds. Let’s not let it happen again.
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    Republicans love to complain about “big government” and the imposition of more regulations. But if they stopped being so friggin corrupt, such laws wouldn’t be necessary!
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    Unfortunately, not all incoming presidents have integrity and American pride; everything can be bought.
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    Just more whining from the sore losers.
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    More oversight needed
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    It’s sad but there are Unscrupulously people that just don’t play by the rules. So, we have to have more rules, more rules because people don’t have the integrity to just be an upstanding human being. It’s just sad.
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    This president is making us all aware of the loopholes that have allowed him to trounce on our democracy. We need to fix the issues so no one else of questionable moral clarity or ethics can subvert the rule of law
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    Isn’t it obvious? We are not crowning a monarch. We are inaugurating the people’s elected servant who is paid by the people.
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    After the DCCC chsnged the rules to make it difficult to challenge an incumbent, this non elected corporate bought off body has way too much power over our Democracy.
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    Clearly after more then 200 years ....here comes a criminal in the White House who upsets all boundaries of decency...so yes...apparently Yes, we do. Next time the president needs to be elected with One Person..ONE VOTE not the Electoral College and the problem of an ugly single minded lying, unhinged leader won’t happen again.
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    Let's get the spending and corporate$ under control.
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    We need to regulate how much money and where it comes from for these extravagant waste of money.
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