Campaign Finance Reform? Oh, Someday Maybe

Campaign-finance reform is a rock that Congress rolls up Capitol Hill every year, confident that it will never quite make it to the top. In 1992, House and Senate Democrats cobbled together a measure that no one liked very much, and members were anything but crushed when George Bush vetoed it. This year, the House and Senate have passed very different versions of "reform," and the prospects are not good that meaningful legislation will emerge from a conference.

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