Sign "O" the Times

The First Amendment? Written a hundred years ago and in old-timey language. It’s just so yesterday, according to Senator Tom Udall and other Senate Democrats:


Despite that seemingly insurmountable hurdle, Senate Democrats are forging ahead with a plan to bring S J Res 19 to the floor.

This resolution would add a 28th Amendment, stating that Congress can regulate contributions and spending in federal elections. It would also give state governments the same authority in statewide contests.

Democratic leaders have already said they plan to bring the amendment up for a vote in the Senate by the end of the year. But the resolution’s sponsor, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is hoping for a vote before the midterm elections.

“I’m going to be pushing for a vote before November,” Udall told CQ Roll Call.

Congress should by all means have the authority to determine who should be able to broadcast what about Congress.


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