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David Jolly's 'Stop Act' faces huge odds



Despite a wave of attention from 60 Minutes, Rep. David Jolly still faces huge odds in passing his bill to prohibit federal officeholders from directly soliciting political contributions.

Filed in February, the Stop Act as of Monday had six co-sponsors: Reps. Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, Walter Jones of North Carolina, John Mica and Richard Nugent of Florida and Richard Nolan of Minnesota, who is the only Democrat.

"Staff working the phones today," Jolly wrote in a message to The Buzz. "We're not back in session until tomorrow so I'd expect to see some movement mid week when members are in town."

Under Jolly's legislation, lawmakers could still attend fundraisers and speak to donors but they could not ask for money.

[Last modified: Monday, April 25, 2016 3:55pm]


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