Reiff Quoted in Roll Call

Neil Reiff was recently quoted in a Roll Call article, rejecting the idea that the Federal Election Commission is broken.  According to the article, campaign finance reform advocates are concerned the FEC is “broken” and therefore, incapable of enforcing campaign finance regulations. Roll Call reports that 8 non-profits recently wrote a letter to President Obama seeking stronger campaign finance laws and claiming that 3 Republican commissioners “have paralyzed the agency by consistently blocking enforcement of the laws and repeatedly misinterpreting the laws”. However, Reiff said that “[t]his has been the least partisan commission in my 18 years of practice,” and that “if you put the rhetoric aside, the FEC’s recent decisions mirror similar ones at the Supreme Court, which has knocked down key provisions of campaign finance laws during the past five years.”