John McCain and Russell Feingold, 2001 News

determined U.S. senators, shepherded through the Senate in April a sweeping campaign-finance bill that bans soft money, or unlimited contributions to parties; limits advertising by independent groups; increases donations to candidates; and enhances contribution-disclosure rules. The bill, which passed 59–41, survived several amendments and legislative maneuvering intended to water it down or make it constitutionally unsound.

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