For the Record
Here's how some major bills fared recently in Congress and how local congressional members voted, as provided by Thomas Voting Reports. NV means Not Voting.
For: 218/Against: 209
The House passed a bill (HR 513) to limit the political contributions that tax-exempt advocacy groups organized under Section 527 of the tax code can receive from wealthy individuals. Now awaiting Senate action, the Republican bill would cap donations at $5,000 for direct spending on federal elections and $25,000 for partisan get-out-the-vote drives. By a wide margin, "527s" have aided Democrats more than Republicans in recent years. The bill also removes a cap on spending by political parties in coordination with state and federal candidates.
A yes vote was to pass the bill.