Statement from Former Senator Russ Feingold and Senator John McCain on the Anniversary of Citizens United
Two years ago, the Supreme Court handed down one of the worst, and most radically activist rulings in its history, Citizens United. We call on both parties to remedy this grave harm to our political system.
Statement from former Senator Russ Feingold on the 10th Anniversary of the enactment of the Patriot Act
Ten years ago today, President Bush signed the Patriot Act into law that gave unprecedented power to the government to arrest, detain, and spy on our nation’s citizens. We must redouble our efforts to rein in the abuses of power that law still allows.
On this solemn occasion, we pay tribute to those whose lives we lost in the attack of 9/11. And we give our deepest thanks to the men and women who have served our country bravely through their profound sacrifice.
I urge Leaders Reid and Pelosi to do the right thing by rejecting the usual suspects, and instead appoint progressive champions who will stand up to the corporate interests that will seek to shape the Super Committee’s deficit reduction legislation.
“Democrats who mirror the right-wing tactics of Karl Rove and David Koch do our nation no favors. Our democracy is best served by rejecting the fundamentally corrupt strategy of embracing unlimited corporate influence.”
Senator Kohl has served the state with honor. He will be remembered for his advocacy for our state's dairy farmers, his work on behalf of children and his keen understanding of our state's business community. I sincerely wish him all the best.