Trevor Potter Seeks Removal of Campaign Enriching Provisions from Tax Bill

12.05.2017
Courthouse News

A nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog is asking Washington lawmakers to remove language from the GOP tax overhaul plan that they believe could further open the floodgates on troublesome campaign contributions.

The Campaign Legal Center, run by Trevor Potter, a former chair of the Federal Election Commission, sent a letter to leading Senators on the Appropriations Committee Monday asking them to remove language the group fears will have drastic consequences in the way politicians, churches, and private businesses work with money in politics.

The legal center’s main concern is a mechanism called a “joint fundraising agreement” that was employed by both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Mr. Potter also leads the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered in Washington, D.C.

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Excerpt taken from the article “Group Seeks Removal of Campaign Enriching Provisions from Tax Bill” by Brad Kutner for Courthouse News.

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