Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Feb 9, 2018
The tales of unethical behavior and secret “hush money” deals have rightly spurred the U.S. House of Representatives to overhaul sexual harassment and discrimination oversight in the legislative branch. As an advocate who worked to enact the original Congressional Accountability Act, I knew the final legislation was less than perfect in 1995. But it established an enormously important precedent: Congress should live by the laws it applies to others. It’s time to end the Capitol Hill culture that often only seeks to protect itself and has been hiding unethical behavior behind closed doors to the detriment of the public trust placed in our nation’s elected leaders.
- Apr 14, 2017
Imagine for a moment that a presidential candidate benefited from a $1 million donation made anonymously by a shell company explicitly created to mask the identity of the donor. Also imagine that the government agency responsible for policing premeditated campaign finance violations like this was nowhere to be found...
- Jan 18, 2017
While Washington and social media are all atwitter over the STOCK Act and the confirmation hearing of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), it is a provision in the House ethics rules that should receive attention today.
- Sep 26, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center looked at whether the latest FCC’s action to illuminate sponsorship identification, the Online Public Inspection Files (OPIF), lives up to reasonable expectations of transparency, including whether the database is in fact a useful tool for public transparency.
- Sep 16, 2016
Meredith McGehee talked about rules and regulations governing disclosure of campaign donations, as well as the tax and personal financial records of the presidential candidates.
- Sep 13, 2016
Rachelle Akuffo and CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee talked about transparency and conflicts on interested regarding the 2016 presidential candidates.
- Aug 30, 2016
Even if everything the Associated Press has reported so far about the link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is confirmed—including the most damning allegations—nothing that has been revealed to date is likely ever to be prosecuted.
- Aug 9, 2016
On August 9, 2016 CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee spoke at NCSL's Legislative Summit on the “Campaign Finance: What It All Means” session.
- Apr 12, 2016
Christian Berg and Meredith McGehee talked about the role of money in U.S. politics, efforts to reform the campaign finance system, and the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.