I believe we are at a tipping point in the short history of campaign finance reform: We can either stand by the common-sense reforms enacted after the Watergate scandal, or we can cede control of political campaigns entirely to the wealthy and monied interests. The responsible choice is clear.
I have been at the forefront of Democratic efforts to protect our electoral process and have authored legislation, the Empowering Citizens Act, which would modernize and refine the presidential campaign financing system, create a new small donor matching system for congressional campaigns, and establish clear rules on coordination between candidates and "Super PACs." These commonsense, concrete steps would diminish the influence of high-dollar special interests in our elections and encourage grassroots participation at all levels of politics.
I am the author of the "Stand By Your Ad" requirement, which requires candidates to appear in, and claim responsibility for, the content of their campaign ads. I also reintroduced my “Stand By Every Ad” legislation, which would extend the original Stand By Your Ad requirement to Super PACs.
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WASHINGTON, DC (March 4, 2021) – Congressman David Price (NC-04), Vice-Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, joined House Democrats in passing H.R. 1, the For the People Act, sweeping reform legislation to fight special interests, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government, and to put the voice and priorities of the American people ahead of big money donors.
WASHINGTON, DC (February 24, 2021) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), Vice Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) reintroduced the Empower Act for the 117th Congress, vital campaign finance reform legislation that would restore and modernize the presidential public financing system, creating a counterbalance to big money influence in our elections.
WASHINGTON, DC (February 3, 2021) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04), Vice Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, introduced the Spotlight Act which would repeal former President Trump’s damaging rules that allow politically active nonprofit groups—including those with foreign ties—to shield their major donors from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The legislation also would strengthen transparency rules for a range of 501(c) groups and their major donors.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Alma S. Adams (NC-12), G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), and David E. Price (NC-04), the Democratic members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation, issued a joint statement in support of the ruling handed down by NC Superior Court judges issuing a preliminary injunction preventing elections under the current congressional map:
WASHINGTON, DC (July 25, 2019) - Congressman David Price (NC-04), longtime champion for democratic reforms and Vice Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, introduced a package of three campaign finance bills to reduce the influence of big money, bolster transparency, and empower everyday Americans in our political process.
WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2019) – Following the Supreme Court ruling allowing the practice of partisan gerrymandering to continue, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement urging action in Congress:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Friday, January 4, 2019, Congressman David Price (D-NC) joined Speaker Pelosi and other House Democratic leaders in announcing the introduction of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping package of reforms to strengthen our democracy and return political power to the American people. As a lifelong advocate for democratic and electoral reforms and as a Vice Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, December 13, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Vice Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, introduced legislation to overturn the U.S. Treasury Department’s controversial new decision that allows special interests—including foreign entities—to hide their major donors from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Vice Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, introduced the Spotlight Act to boost accountability and transparency in elections.