Should contributions from political action committees to candidates for federal office be prohibited?
Pearce: No. Udall: No. I have always been a strong proponent of campaign finance reform, and a complete overhaul of the congressional finance system. PAC contributions should have clear and strict limits and the myriad existing loopholes should be closed. In the House, I helped introduce the Let the People Decide Clean Campaign Act to fundamentally change the way campaigns are financed and restore the public’s faith in the system. Do you support long-term renewable energy credits? Pearce: Yes Udall: Yes. I supported legislation to expand tax incentives that encourage innovation to create jobs and put our nation on a path toward energy independence. The renewable tax credit package was fully paid for by closing loopholes that allow corporate executives to avoid U.S. taxes by shipping investments overseas. Spurring renewable energy by passing tax incentives is a step toward doing what’s right for both our economic and energy security. More importantly, it does what’s right for our state’
- How does growth in the number of interest groups and political action committees make it difficult for the federal government to enact public policy?
- Do Political Action Committees Give Money to Candidates for Electoral or Influence Motives?
- Does Rule G-37 encompass all contributions to candidates for federal office?