Congressman Jim McGovern

Representing the 2nd District of Massachussetts
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Citizens United

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Mar 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) reintroduced H.J. Res. 88, the People’s Rights Amendment, a bill to overturn Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that lifted restrictions on spending of outside groups on elections. In a speech on the House floor, Congressman McGovern spoke about how Citizens United opened the floodgates to corporate spending in politics which drowns out the voices of ordinary citizens.

Jan 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Days after the seven year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) and Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) joined Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) in re-introducing the Democracy for All Amendment.

Apr 21, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined nearly 100 Members of Congress today in calling on the House Judiciary Committee and the Committee on House Administration to hold hearings about reforms that will help restore American democracy and make the voices of everyday Americans heard in Congress.

Jan 21, 2015
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s dreadful Citizens United decision, in which the Court ruled that corporations have the same right to free speech as people. Despite the ruling in Citizens United, the Constitution was never intended to give corporations the same rights as the American people. My amendment clarifies that corporations, whether they are for-profit or non-profit entities, are not people with constitutional rights.