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Via press releases, a press conference and letters to members of the U.S. House of Representatives, National League president, Becky Cain, in concert with some other public interest groups, urged the House to broaden the scope of the investigation of campaign finance to include presidential and congressional fundraising practices. both illegal and improper.
In a public statement, Becky Cain praised Senate action to expand the scope of its probe. "Senators understood that if their investigation was to have any credibility, it had to include congressional as well as presidential fundraising practices. They understood that the investigation had to be conducted with fair procedures."
A letter to members of the House signed on by League and several other public interest groups asserted, "The notion that the Committee's investigation should exclude congressional fundraising practices smacks of a self-serving disregard for the public's right to know. The letter concluded with the following:
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