FILE – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, Republican from Cashiers, North Carolina, at a recent House Oversight Committee meeting. Meadows teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in late November to introduce a bill to remove the ceiling of campaign giving for individuals who donate to political candidates.
FILE – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, Republican from Cashiers, North Carolina, at a recent House Oversight Committee meeting. Meadows teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in late November to introduce a bill to remove the ceiling of campaign giving for individuals who donate to political candidates. Susan Walsh AP
FILE – U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, Republican from Cashiers, North Carolina, at a recent House Oversight Committee meeting. Meadows teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in late November to introduce a bill to remove the ceiling of campaign giving for individuals who donate to political candidates. Susan Walsh AP

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