LAS VEGAS – The Democratic National Committee on Saturday unanimously approved a resolution banning donations from corporate contributors whose work conflicts with the party platform.
The proposal, introduced by California member Christine Pelosi, would likely target businesses such as payday lenders and potentially others like gun manufacturers.
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An earlier version of the proposal failed at previous DNC meetings amid broader tensions between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, as well as questions about which industries would be covered by the ban.
The topic of contributions to the party has long been fraught: no donations from federal lobbyists had been allowed during most of President Barack Obama’s tenure, until that restriction was rolled back in 2016.
But the easy passage of Pelosi’s measure on Saturday provided a quiet conclusion to a previously controversial fight.