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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

21. Of course there are prior right ways to do things.

The biggest differences between running a nation and plumbing a building or operating on a brain are that the first is infinitely more complex than the others and affect millions times more people.

Here's a reformer newly elected to congress who already knows a lot, Elizabeth Warren's protegee, Katie Porter. She brings a long history of financial services expertise to the Financial Services Committee that Ocasio will likely also serve on. Note that Porter has already helped write H.R. 1, even before she arrived in congress.

Ocasio has a number of huge learning curves ahead of her before she can perform at that level. It may be ridiculously basic, but I'm also hoping she will come to understand -- and respect -- the huge differences between the Democrats and most of the Republicans on the committee. With somewhere around 30 members, including probably some other noisy "Only We Can Do Its" like Ocasio, and chaired by Maxine Waters, it will be very lively, but let's hope not so lively that important reformed are impeded by dissension.

Orange County Register: Congresswoman-elect Katie Porter will take aim at campaign finance and voting rights; backs Pelosi for speaker

“I think until we pass campaign finance reform, doing anything on health care is going to be a big challenge,” said Porter, a UC Irvine law professor. ... Campaign finance has been a theme for Porter. ... Porter said she helped craft H.R.1, the first bill the new Democratic House of Representative will try to pass. The legislation is expected to require increased disclosure of outside money in elections, compel presidential candidates to make public their tax returns, and strengthen the Voting Rights Act, portions of which were struck down by a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The bill also seeks to undo the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which legalized unlimited campaign spending for corporations. Conservative groups have alleged in recent days that such a change would be unconstitutional.


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