LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester's fight to pass the nation's first major campaign finance reform in years took a major step forward today.
Tester successfully added his Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act as an amendment to the 2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, an important funding bill. Tester's bill will require U.S. Senate candidates to file their campaign finance reports electronically with the Federal Election Commission rather than submitting them by hand to the Secretary of the Senate, which will make reports available to the public sooner and save taxpayers more than half a million dollars annually.
"Our campaign finance system is broken," Tester said. "This bill will bring more transparency and accountability to political campaigns, let folks see finance reports more quickly, and save taxpayers money."
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