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Jacky Rosen on Government Reform

 

 


More campaign disclosure; overturn Citizens United

Q: Campaign Finance: Require political ads to disclose their largest funders?

Dean Heller (R): No. Voted against bill to require this.

Jacky Rosen (D): Yes. Co-sponsored bill to require this.

Q: Support Citizens United decision, allowing unlimited political donations from corporations and unions?

Dean Heller (R): Unclear. Has called for the end of corporate & union donations, but not for overturning the decision.

Jacky Rosen (D): No. Supports constitutional amendment to overturn decision.

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Nevada Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

AdWatch: Passed zero bills? But co-sponsored eight bills

Republican Sen. Dean Heller's newest TV ad takes aim at his Democratic rival's brief time in Congress. The 30-second ad claims U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen passed no laws during her six months in Congress before she decided to challenge Heller for his Senate seat.

"Zero," the announcer begins while images of Rosen are splashed across the screen. "That's the number of bills Jacky Rosen passed in Congress before announcing she was running for the Senate." The ad goes on to say that Rosen passed "zero" bills to help veterans or improve health care, but claims she had "plenty of time to campaign in California."

This isn't the first time Heller's campaign has blasted Rosen for her record in the House. Rosen's spokesman said the congresswoman has directly co-sponsored eight bills that have been signed into law and co-sponsored 398 bills overall.

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal AdWatch: 2018 Nevada Senate race , Aug 28, 2018

No photo IDs to vote; they suppress the vote.

Rosen co-sponsored Voting Rights Amendment Act

Congressional Summary:Amends the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with respect to the requirement that a federal court retain jurisdiction for an appropriate period to prevent commencement of new devices to deny or abridge the right to vote. Expands the types of violations triggering the authority of a court to retain such jurisdiction to include certain violations of the Act as well as violations of any federal voting rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or membership in a language minority group. [This bill would ban requiring photo IDs in order to vote].

Opponents recommend voting NO because:Sen. Bob Dole (on related bill from 2007, whether to add an amendment allowing photo ID): I am proposing a commonsense measure to uphold the integrity of Federal elections. My amendment to require voters to show photo identification at the polls would go a long way in minimizing potential for voter fraud. When a fraudulent vote is cast and counted, the vote of a legitimate voter is cancelled. This is wrong, and my amendment would help ensure that one of the hallmarks of our democracy, our free and fair elections, is protected. Opinion polls repeatedly confirm that Americans overwhelmingly support this initiative.

Proponents support voting YES because:Sen. Dianne Feinstein (on related bill from 2007): If one would want to suppress the vote in the 2008 election, one would vote [for Dole's amendment] this because this measure goes into effect January 1, 2008. It provides that everybody who votes essentially would have to have a photo ID. If you want to suppress the minority vote, the elderly vote, the poor vote, this is exactly the way to do it. Many of these people do not have driver's licenses. This amendment would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to actually carry out. It goes into effect--surprise--January 1, 2008 [to affect the presidential election].

Source: H.R.3899/S.1945 14_H3899 on Jan 16, 2014

Automatic voter registration for all citizens.

Rosen co-sponsored H.R.12 & S.1088

Congressional Summary:

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (BrennanCenter.org): Too many Americans go to vote on Election Day only to find their names are not on the voter rolls--often, wrongly deleted. The US is on the verge of a new paradigm for registering voters: automatic, permanent registration of eligible voters, which would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Gov. Christie's veto message on the "Democracy Act", Nov. 2015): Christie called a provision establishing automatic voter registration that requires New Jerseyan to opt out a "government-knows-best, backwards approach that would inconvenience citizens and waste government resources for no justifiable reason." Automatic voter registration would have added 1.6 million people to the state's voter rolls.

Source: Voter Empowerment Act 15-H12 on Mar 19, 2015

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