Celebrating Imminent Passage of Campaign Finance Reform Legislation ...1 of 1
March 20, 2002.  Sen. Russ Feingold joined other leaders of the campaign finance reform effort in celebrating the Senate's 68-32 cloture vote on H.R.2356, the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.  The Senate passed the bill later in the day in a 60-40 vote (the House had passed Shays-Meehan on February 14 in a 240 to 189 vote).  Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, looks on.  It was a full six and a half years earlier, in September 1995, that the then freshman Senator joined Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in backing the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 1995. 

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