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4/28/2016 St. Pete News
Landmark Stop Act gains more cosponsors

For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Preston Rudie, Communications Dir.
(727) 418-7722

Stop Act gains more Cosponsors with Grayson and Boyle

Congressman Jolly says it’s time to stop the shakedown of the American people

Seminole, FL – U.S. Representative David Jolly’s (FL-13) landmark legislation banning Members of Congress from personally asking for money gained two more cosponsors today. U.S. Representatives Brendan Boyle (PA-13) and Alan Grayson (FL-9) have joined a bipartisan coalition pushing for the passage of the Stop Act (H.R. 4443).

“Republicans, Democrats and Independents can all agree on one thing - the public did not elect Members of Congress to go to Washington and spend their time raising money for their re-election,” Jolly said. “They are not paying members $174,000 a year to spend, in some cases 20 or 30 hours a week, on the phone dialing for dollars.”

Jolly added, “It is time to stop the shakedown of the American people and called on people around the county to help move the Stop Act forward.”
“For years Members of Congress have been calling you. Tomorrow, call them. Tell your representative to cosponsor the Stop Act,” Jolly said.
“I believe we need a fundamental overhaul of our campaign finance laws,” said Congressman Boyle, who has added his support to the bill. “The STOP Act is one step in the right direction.”

In signing on as a cosponsor, Congressman Grayson noted “money is the original sin of politics and government.”

The Stop Act, which was recently featured on 60 Minutes, now has eight cosponsors including U.S. Representatives Sean Duffy (WI-7), Walter Jones (NC-3), John L. Mica (FL-7), Rick Nolan (MN-6), Rich Nugent (FL-11) and Reid Ribble (WI-8).

You can watch the 60 Minutes story here.

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