Guide to Congress

Chapter 32: Campaign Financing

Campaign financing The principle “one citizen, one vote” is a core tenet of U.S. democracy, but political observers and activists continually debate how to ensure that wealth does not increase the political influence of some individuals or organizations

National Journal Freshman Profiles



Iowa Senate: Joni Ernst (R)

Republican Joni Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard who highlighted her family’s roots in farming—most memorably in an ad where she mentioned her experience castrating

U.S., Japan Forge Equivalency Pact To Ease Trade of Organic Products

Bloomberg BNA International Trade Daily

Farmers and producers of certified organic products in the U.S. and Japan will be able to sell their products as organic in either country under an agreement announced Sept. 26 by U.S. and Japanese officials.

The agreement, which was

State Department Official Lauds Progress In U.S.-Taiwan Trade, Investment Relations

Bloomberg BNA International Trade Daily

The U.S. State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs on Oct. 3 sounded a positive tone about prospects for improved U.S.-Taiwan trade and investment relations, noting continued discussions among officials