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Published on Dec 1, 2011
Today, Representative David Price (NC-04), the author of legislation to "mend, not end" the presidential campaign public financing system, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives, urging his colleagues to oppose the third GOP effort this year to abolish the program. Rep. Price called on House Republicans to get to work on the American people's priorities—economic growth and job creation—instead of focusing on a bill that would allow more special interest and corporate money to pour into presidential elections.
House Republicans brought the bill forward as a deficit reduction measure, using savings from repealing the campaign public financing system to pay for a bill undermining the rights of workers—an effort Rep. Price called "the height of cynicism." The text of Rep. Price's remarks is below.