Campaign Spendingby Representative Walter B. Jones
Posted on 2015-05-19
JONES. Mr. McNerney, thank you very much, and I want to thank you
for taking the lead tonight to be on the floor. I know you have other
Members of Congress to join you in your hour, but I have been here for
20 years, and I must tell you that, since I have been here, I have
never seen as much influence by the special interests as I do now, and
that is because of money.
Actually, both parties--and that is why you are a Democrat, I am a Republican--but both parties seem to succumb to the influence of money to get bills to the floor.
I am a strong supporter of John Sarbanes, who is from Maryland. You have your bill that I have joined today, by the way, to sign my name to your resolution, and I am on John Sarbanes' bill, which is H.R. 20. The title is the Government By the People Act.
I will touch on four quick points. One is building a government of, by, and for the people. The second part of the bill says empower the Americans to participate. The third part is amplify the voice of the people and then fight back against Big Money special interests.