Jan Baran Weighs in on Campaign Finance Rider in Congressional Spending Bill
Jan Witold Baran, co-chair of Wiley Rein’s Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, was quoted in an article published December 10 in the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune about a provision in the congressional spending bill that would increase the amount of money individuals could donate to national political parties.
Mr. Baran said that the rider, which calls for a tenfold increase in the maximum amount an individual can donate to national party committees during an election cycle, is “a good start toward restoring some party funding.”
He added that if passed, the measure would not significantly diminish the role of outside groups because of the limited number of purposes for which the additional money could be spent. “It's not a terribly appealing proposition for a donor — ‘Won’t you give us money to help fund our recount?’”
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