Dem Rep Calls for Campaign Finance Reform After Benefitting From Super PACs, Special Interests

Gil Cisneros

With Monday marking the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, first-term Rep. Gil Cisneros (D., Calif.) called on Congress to support campaign finance reform, despite his campaign benefitting from Democratic super PACs, special interest groups, and tens of thousands of dollars from the financial services industry.

Pelosi Struggles to Keep Dems United During Government Shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and the rest of the Democratic leadership are struggling to present a unified front during the ongoing government shutdown, as moderate and freshmen members of the majority appear eager to cut a deal with President Donald Trump.

Since the shutdown started in December, Pelosi has reiterated that the House will not end the impasse by acquiescing to Trump’s request for $5 billion to construct a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico.