Congressman Jerry McNerney

Representing the 9th District of California
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Campaign Finance Reform Caucus

Mission Statement –

Congressman Walter Jones and I launched the bipartisan Congressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus to address the undue influence of money on our political process.  

The Campaign Finance Reform Caucus is comprised of Members of Congress who believe that our existing campaign finance system is broken, and it is in need of substantive changes to put the voice of the people back into our electoral process. The current system is corrupted by excessive amounts of money from both sides of the aisle. This ever-increasing amount of money flowing into the U.S. political system distorts the electoral process and stifles the ability of elected officials to effectively govern and represent their constituents.

The Campaign Finance Reform Caucus is committed to shining a bright light on the undue influence of money on the political process of electing our officials, and some day-to-day government operations, expenditures, programs, and institutional functions. The Caucus will also provide a forum to discuss and advance different solutions to reform the way campaigns are financed in this country in order restore the voice of the voters.


Caucus Members –

Rep. Jerry McNerney
Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-09)
Rep. Walter Jones
Rep. Walter B. Jones, Jr. (NC-03)
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02)
Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02)
Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16)
Rep. Richard M. Nolan (MN-08)
Rep. Eliot L. Engel (NY-16)
Rep. James P. McGovern (MA-02)
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-05)
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)
Rep. Paul Tonko (NY-20)
Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17)
Rep. Jackie Speier (CA-14)
Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03)
Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04)
Rep. Michelle Grisham (NM-01)
Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN-01)
Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09)
Rep. Beto O'Rourke (TX-16)
Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-02)
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)

Press Releases –

May 2, 2016 :  

Reps. McNerney and Jones Launch Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Caucus


Caucus Meetings –

Inaugural Meeting
April 28, 2016

The Campaign Finance Reform Caucus held its inaugural meeting, the first of regular meetings the Caucus will hold to educate members of Congress and staff about campaign finance policies and advocate for relevant policy proposals. At the inaugural meeting, Caucus members were briefed by academic and legal scholars on the history of campaign finance policy and its effects on politics today.

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Second Meeting
July 13, 2016

At this meeting, we invited former United States Federal Election Commissioner Trevor Potter to speak before the caucus and to share ideas on how to change the current campaign finance system.

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Third Meeting
September 22, 2016

At this meeting, Professor Lawernece Lessig spoke about the need to remove corruptive money from our political system. Watch his presentation below