McConnell and his allies lead opposition to S1
One proposal included in the bill would change the size of the Federal Elections Commission from six members to five in order to prevent the group from deadlocking along partisan lines. McConnell told committee members, “I don’t think there’s any dysfunction at all,” and proposed an unsuccessful amendment to scrap a provision the bill’s 12-year term limits for FEC commissioners. The FEC has not issued a new regulation since 2012. Trevor Potter, a former Republican commissioner, called the oversight board “defunct” and “the height of dysfunction” in a 2020 op-ed.
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