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Washington, DC -  Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Senate’s vote on a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance:

“I am pleased that the Senate voted today to proceed to debate the Democracy for All amendment.  The Citizens United ruling significantly increased the power of corporate special interests by giving them the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.  The ruling has allowed a handful of wealthy individuals and corporations to skew the national debate at the expense of hard working Pennsylvanians.  Amendments to the Constitution should never be taken lightly but it is time to address the role of money in politics.  This bill will help to level the playing field and put power back in the hands of the American people. ”