Bribes, kickbacks, pay-to-play schemes – New Yorkers have seen far too many corrupt politicians in our state. And then there’s Washington. David Buchwald has never had patience for those who violate the law and the public’s trust. As an Assemblyman, he wrote and passed the New York State constitutional amendment to strip taxpayer-funded pensions from corrupt public officials. When Donald Trump was elected, we saw an unethical demagogue take over the White House. Buchwald took action by sponsoring and passing the NY TRUST Act, which authorizes the sharing of top public officials’ New York State tax returns with Congress – including the President’s. In Congress, he’ll strengthen federal ethics laws, increase government transparency, and hold Trump and his enablers accountable.
David Buchwald’s corruption platform includes the following planks:
David Buchwald has continually worked to bring much-needed ethics and good government reforms to strengthen our democracy. Beyond his NY TRUST Act and pension forfeiture state constitutional amendment, he also has championed campaign finance reforms, including ending campaign contributions from government contractors and the successful effort to close New York’s LLC loophole that had allowed limited liability companies to essentially get around the State’s already lax campaign finance restrictions. His efforts to clean up Albany showed him firsthand just how desperately we need big reforms now to fight back against corruption. In Washington, he’ll keep up the fight and work to restore people’s faith in government.