Presidential Libraries Donation Reform Act

The donations that fund Presidential Libraries are mostly hidden from public view. Giving to fundraising organizations for these libraries creates ample opportunities for influence peddling outside in the government’s highest office. The Presidential Libraries Donation Reform Act (PLDRA) would help remedy that. Under the PLDRA, presidential library fundraisers would submit quarterly reports to the National Archives and Records Administration making record of contributions reaching and exceeding $200. Fourteen groups joined the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington in a letter to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee supporting this legislation, urging the committee to act on the bill before the end of the session. Read the letter here.