Democrats Seek Federal Funds for 2016 Convention

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is seeking taxpayer support to pay for her party’s presidential nominating convention next year.

In a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who serves as Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, the Congressional Budget Office says it has reviewed proposed legislation to allow the use of Presidential Election Campaign Fund monies to defray the expenses of nominating conventions.

In the letter, CBO Director Keith Hall says the proposed legislation would reverse 2012 legislation that prevents PECF appropriations from being used to fund the nominating conventions. Under current law, the PECF may be used to match “qualifying political contributions” to presidential campaigns.

Source: Democrats Seek Federal Funds for 2016 Convention