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527 Bill Splits Republicans

Battle lines have formed within the GOP, pitting the conservative Club for Growth and its allies against the party’s leadership, as the House prepares to take up new limits on 527s. The Democrats’ steep advantage over the GOP in fundraising by the tax-exempt groups, which use a tax-code loophole to take in unlimited donations for political activity, led many Republicans to suggest that the crackdown created a partisan split. If Democrats did not embrace tighter regulation, Republicans would paint their support of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law as hypocritical.

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527 Bill Splits Republicans

BY Elana Schor

Battle lines have formed within the GOP, pitting the conservative Club for Growth and its allies against the party’s leadership, as the House prepares to take up new limits on 527s. The Democrats’ steep advantage over the GOP in fundraising by the tax-exempt groups, which use a tax-code loophole to take in unlimited donations for political activity, led many Republicans to suggest that the crackdown created a partisan split. If Democrats did not embrace tighter regulation, Republicans would paint their support of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law as hypocritical.

04/05/2006
Lobbyists get crucial time

The postponement of a House vote on a $70 billion tax-cut package gives business lobbyists two crucial weeks to woo recalcitrant GOP centrists, who pushed their leadership to delay the cuts for fear of political fallout. K Street’s highest priority is extension of the 15-percent tax rates on capital gains and dividend income. They do not expire until 2008, but failure to extend them could deal a blow to investor confidence and the stock market, analysts maintain.

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Lobbyists get crucial time

BY Elana Schor

The postponement of a House vote on a $70 billion tax-cut package gives business lobbyists two crucial weeks to woo recalcitrant GOP centrists, who pushed their leadership to delay the cuts for fear of political fallout. K Street’s highest priority is extension of the 15-percent tax rates on capital gains and dividend income. They do not expire until 2008, but failure to extend them could deal a blow to investor confidence and the stock market, analysts maintain.

11/22/2005
RSC proposed cuts incite friction among House GOP

House conservatives called for broad spending cuts yesterday to offset emergency funding in response to Hurricane Katrina, a move that triggered heightened friction between leadership officials and the right wing of the GOP conference. The tensions illustrate a growing divide within the party about how to handle hurricane relief as another storm heads for the battered Gulf Coast region.

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RSC proposed cuts incite friction among House GOP

BY Patrick O'Connor

House conservatives called for broad spending cuts yesterday to offset emergency funding in response to Hurricane Katrina, a move that triggered heightened friction between leadership officials and the right wing of the GOP conference. The tensions illustrate a growing divide within the party about how to handle hurricane relief as another storm heads for the battered Gulf Coast region.

09/22/2005
Dems Seek to Channel Soft Money

Democratic congressional leaders want their top donors to redirect their money to special interest groups, thereby allowing them to wage costly election-year battles that their party will no longer be able to afford. Although the new campaign finance law does not take effect until November, the leaders nevertheless hope to lay the groundwork for their future needs.

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Dems Seek to Channel Soft Money

BY Alexander Bolton

Democratic congressional leaders want their top donors to redirect their money to special interest groups, thereby allowing them to wage costly election-year battles that their party will no longer be able to afford. Although the new campaign finance law does not take effect until November, the leaders nevertheless hope to lay the groundwork for their future needs.

04/24/2002