Bills Aim to Reduce Pay-To-Play Politics in D.C. - State and Federal Communications

January 11, 2017  •  

Bills Aim to Reduce Pay-To-Play Politics in D.C.

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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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