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Take, for instance, this nugget from a 2017 Brookings Institution report detailing what’s referred to as the “Committee Tax” on Capitol Hill:
During the 2013-2014 campaign cycle, Democratic ranking members serving on one of the “A” committees were told to transfer at least $1.5 million to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Democratic rank-and-file members on the “A” committees were expected to kick in at least $450,000.