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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions June 17, 2014
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Mr President, in recent months, we have seen an outpouring of public support for maintaining meaningful open Internet rules. Americans are speaking loud and clear—they want an Internet that is a platform for free expression and innovation, where the best ideas and services can reach consumers based on merit rather than based on a financial relationship with a broadband provider. I agree, which is why today I am proud to join my friend in the House, Representative Doris Matsui of California, to introduce bicameral legislation requiring the Federal Communications Commission FCC, to ban pay-to-play deals on the Internet."
Nomination Of David Jeremiah Barron To Be United States Circuit Judge For The First Circuit—Continued May 21, 2014
Jeff Flake, R-AZ
"ABC News said at the time of the firm’s operation: Millions out to lawmakers, hundreds of millions back in the form of earmarks for clients, have made it for many observers the poster child for tacit pay-to-play politics."
Sponsoring Americans April 7, 2014
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Finally, the Koch brothers claim they are fighting to restore a free society—also some buzz words: “Free society.” Free in what way? They single-handedly turned the American electoral process into a pay-to-play scheme. The Koch brothers’ endgame is to elect officials, to elect people who will help overhaul our system of government and replace it with something more to their liking to increase their wealth. Even though they are the richest people in the world, they want to be richer."
Small Business Capital Access And Job Preservation Act December 4, 2013
Stephen Lynch, D-MA
"The commission has brought enforcement actions against private equity funds and their advisory personnel involving unlawful pay-to-play schemes, insider trading, conflicts of interest, valuation, and misappropriation of assets."
State Ethics Law Protection Act June 12, 2013
Mike Quigley, D-IL
"Unfortunately, the Federal Government is currently preventing numerous States from using one of the most important tools we have to fight cronyism, corruption, and waste. My home State of Illinois, which is no stranger to these issues, along with several other States around the country, has taken a stand against corruption by passing laws to eliminate shady pay-to-play contracting."

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