January 11, 2017 •
Bills Aim to Reduce Pay-To-Play Politics in D.C.
On Tuesday, January 10, the D.C. Council introduced several bills aimed at limiting big donors’ influence and increasing transparency in campaign fundraising. Citizens have accused Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, a Democrat, of participating in pay-to-play politics.
One of the bills introduced would block contractors from city business for two years following a political contribution to a candidate or political committee.
Bill 22-0038 would increase the number of lobbying reports by requiring monthly filings. Currently, reports are due twice a year.
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