Congressman John Katko Urges Bipartisanship in Addressing Campaign Finance Reform

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) released the below statement regarding HR 1:

“I strongly believe we need campaign finance reform, and acted on the first day of this Congress to introduce a bipartisan constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and impose campaign contribution limits. But the bill before the House today represents a significant constitutional overreach that would attempt to establish a publicly funded electoral system, which I staunchly oppose.  While I could not vote in support of this measure today, it incorporates legislation I worked on to improve election security and to protect our elections from foreign interference.  I am heartened to see Congress take these issues seriously, and will continue to advocate for these bipartisan reforms.”