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Ellen L Weintraub
FEC Chair, ethics/election lawyer, mom, wife, dog lover, movie & mystery buff, still a New Yorker at heart
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Ellen L Weintraub Jul 17
Mourning the loss of a great public servant. His eloquent dissent in recognized that decision as “a rejection of the common sense of the American people.” RIP, . A life well lived.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jul 7
Replying to @ProfCiara
Congratulations, !
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 27
Wishing you all the best in your retirement. You will be missed.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 27
barred federal courts from fixing partisan but left clear another path: The "avenue for reform established by the Framers, and used by Congress in the past, remains open." If federal courts can’t fix partisan gerrymandering, Congress can and must do so.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 21
NEW! The complaint alleged a Manafort-led scheme to funnel foreign money into U.S. campaigns. Did the investigate? What do you think? My statement below.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 21
Great thread, ! Here’s the letter I submitted to the Committee.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 21
From another important hearing on Capitol Hill this week:
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Karen Tumulty Jun 20
Foreign spending in our elections is a threat to our national sovereignty via ⁦
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 20
Replying to @Int_IDEA @KevinCasasZ
Congratulations, ! Looking forward to great things from under your leadership!
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Dave Levinthal Jun 20
Chair of , , sent letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee warning of foreign influence in U.S. political campaigns.
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Michael Larabee Jun 20
What should a candidate do if a foreign government offers dirt on an opponent? FEC Chair answers in a new Post oped: "This sort of aggression must be repelled just as surely as if it were an invading army."
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 20
Here's my letter to . Foreign dark money represents a significant vulnerability for our democracy. We don’t know the extent to which political campaigns receive foreign dark money, but we do know that political money can be weaponized by well-funded hostile powers.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 20
“Set aside the law for a moment. It’s not just fear of jail or fines that should keep American candidates from soliciting, accepting or receiving support from foreign countries. Much more is at stake here: Honor. Decency. Loyalty.”
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Washington Post Opinions Jun 20
Foreign spending in our elections is a threat to our national sovereignty, writes in an op-ed
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 20
The foreign national political spending ban is unequivocal, as I made clear last week. But folks ask whether information can be “a thing of value” and whether it matters how much is paid for it. All this & more answered in my new op-ed:
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 19
Interested in fighting ? The Senate Judiciary Committee () is convening a hearing this morning discussing some important reforms: "Combating Kleptocracy: Beneficial Ownership, Money Laundering, and Other Reforms." Live stream here:
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 13
I would not have thought that I needed to say this.
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Ellen L Weintraub Jun 13
I would not have thought that I needed to say this.
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Ellen L Weintraub May 23
Honored to be invited to testify yesterday before the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security on the crucial topic of Securing US Election Infrastructure. ICYMI:
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Ellen L Weintraub May 22
Very pleased could reach consensus on the Defending Digital Campaigns request. The Commission’s decision will get urgently needed cybersecurity aid in the hands of federal campaigns to help protect against foreign & domestic hackers. Opinion here:
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