By The Associated Press, Feb. 28, 2019 10:30:00President Donald Trump is blasting efforts to limit how much money a super PAC can raise for political candidates.
The president made the remarks at a rally in West Virginia on Saturday.
Trump, who has been a vocal critic of the super PAC, is asking lawmakers to ban any new restrictions on the groups’ ability to raise unlimited money.
The Senate has already approved the legislation that would allow the super PACs to raise money, but it’s unclear how it would be enforced.
The House is expected to take up the measure.
Trump said Saturday the legislation is an effort to shut down a “vast, unaccountable network” of super PACs and PACs that are “not properly controlled and have the potential to spend hundreds of millions of dollars.”
He said the bill would require the FEC to take steps to stop the superPACs from coordinating their activities.
The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio who represents parts of the rural region near Cincinnati.
The House is set to take a vote on the measure on Tuesday.
It’s unclear whether Trump would sign it.