Called the "Get Corporate Money Out of Politics" amendment, the measure would overturn the 2009 Citizens United Supreme Court decision by declaring that corporations do not have the same free speech rights as individuals.
"We applaud Representative Ellison’s efforts to restore integrity to our democracy and hope that more legislators will follow his example. It is clear that the time has come for a constitutional amendment to rein in corporate influence in our elections.”
Rep. Keith Ellison has joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus to call on House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to support an extension of federal unemployment benefits through 2012.
Today marks the 41st anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s work to provide a cleaner, healthier environment for all Americans. Unfortunately, Republicans in Congress have been working hard to undermine all the progress we’ve made.
"Instead of focusing on jobs, which is the only way to grow our economy and fix the country's deficit problems, we witnessed Republicans again refusing to compromise and putting their loyalty to lobbyists ahead of the American people."