President Clinton urged the heads of two independent federal regulatory agencies to take action to implement campaign finance reform, following the Senate’s blocking of reform legislation a day earlier. Clinton, on vacation near Salt Lake City, urged the Federal Communications Commission to provide free and reduced-rate broadcast air time to political candidates and said he would oppose any congressional efforts to block such moves. The president also wrote the Federal Election Commission, renewing a plea that the agency end the “soft money” system of unregulated donations to political parties. The system has been blamed as a factor in many campaign finance abuses in recent years.
Campaign Reform by Agencies Urged
From Times Wire Reports