GOP bill aims to ban lawmakers from paying family members with campaign funds

GOP bill aims to ban lawmakers from paying family members with campaign funds


A new bill aims to shed light on politicians using campaign funds to pay family members.

The Family Integrity to Reform Elections Act, which will be introduced by Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) on Monday, would bar any candidate running for federal office from compensating immediate family members for campaign services. While candidates are allowed by law to pay their immediate family members who provide “a bona fide service to the campaign,” politicians have used this “loophole” to allow campaign money to be moved to a candidate’s family members “with little proof they are actually contributing,” according to a statement Fallon’s office shared with the Washington Examiner.

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