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Leahy suggests placing limits on money in politics

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says it’s time to amend the U.S. Constitution in order to place limits on money in politics.

Leahy will hold a hearing in the Judiciary Committee next month on a proposed amendment that he says is in response to Supreme Court decisions that have eliminated constraints on the amount of money corporations and wealthy individuals can spend on campaigns.

" ... Something must be done to address the divisive and corrosive decisions ... that have dismantled nearly every reasonable protection against corruption and ... unfettered spending in our political process," said Leahy, D-Vermont.

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