Campaign Finance Reform

Campaign Finance Reform

Board of Trustees
May 1984
Secaucus, New Jersey

In 1974, Congress passed sweeping legislation regulating presidential campaign contributions. Limits were established on total spending as well as individual and group (PAC or Political Action Committee) contributions, and a system of partial public financing was put in place. That legislation has been successful in eliminating the corrupting influence of direct campaign contributions in presidential elections.

Year Adopted: 
1984