Anna Eshoo leads Democratic push for campaign finance reform
That ruling which Obama singled out during his 2010 State of the Union speech contributed to a spree of anonymous election spending during last year's midterm elections. Using donations from unknown sources, advocacy groups spent a whopping $135 million to champion candidates, according to some estimates.
Rep. Anna Eshoo is leading a charge of House Democrats asking President Obama to formalize rules that would require federal contractors to broadly disclose their political activities.
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Frustrated with failed efforts to pass legislation, known as the DISCLOSE Act, to address the ruling, Obama drew up an executive order that would use the federal government's contracting power to require at least some disclosure. While the draft order has been widely reported, however, Obama has not released it. Chamber of Commerce.
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those consequences shouldn't be the ability to use your tax dollars to reward or punish political donors," read the letter, signed by Chamber vice president Bill Miller.
Federal contractors' political spending has been a longstanding issue, but sharpened during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with companies and their employees working on war related contracts, including those at Halliburton and Bechtel Group, lavishing millions on candidates.
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"Secret money in elections is dangerous and we need to get at it every way we can," Wertheimer said.
Eshoo previously waged several unsuccessful efforts to pass legislation similar to the proposed order, each one blocked by Republicans. Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for corporate spending on elections.
Eshoo, in a letter to be released Wednesday and signed by more than 60 Democratic House members, wants Obama to ignore Republican opposition and release an executive order drafted in April that requires anyone involved in federal procurements to state how they spread around political donations.
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