Changing our Broken Campaign Finance Laws

America should be run for the people and by the people. But as the cost of campaigns continues to skyrocket, citizens are finding it harder and harder to run for office—at all levels. In order for our legislatures to look more like our communities, we must reform our campaign finance system that currently rewards the connected and entrenched, and make it easier and fairer for all who want to serve their communities.

As a fiscal conservative who opposes wasteful and out of control government spending, I led the effort to stop members of Congress from giving themselves a pay raise. And I’m not stopping there - I helped pass historic campaign finance legislation to limit foreign influence and ‘dark money’ in politics, giving control of our elections back to everyday Americans. This seat belongs to the people of the 22nd District of New York, not big corporations or special interests.