Senate Advances Push to Limit Campaign Funds

Senate Advances Push to Limit Campaign Funds

The Senate on Monday voted to take up a constitutional amendment that would overturn a disastrous Supreme Court ruling on campaign spending. The vote clears the way for a full Senate debate this week on the amendment cosponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders to undo the ruling that voided laws regulating campaign spending by millionaires and billionaires.

Vermont and 15 other states along with voters and city councils in more than 500 cities and towns already have passed measures supporting a constitutional amendment. The 2010 decision in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission opened the floodgates to unlimited and unregulated spending that has led to record-breaking spending.

Sanders spoke at a rally on Monday outside the U.S. Capitol in support of the constitutional amendment that he cosponsored.

Watch the rally