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Van Hollen Calls For Disclosure

March 26th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen wrote to President Obama to urge him to require government contractors to disclose their campaign finance spending once the bidding process is complete and they have been awarded a contract.  In the face of continued obstruction by Republicans in Congress, he argued the Administration must act.

“You have the power to require effective disclosure from those who have received government contracts. It is essential that we use every means available to lift the veil that obscures the identity of those who are secretly bankrolling elections.  Compelling government contractors to disclose their contributions would be an important first step.  I urge you to act now on this important issue,” Congressman Van Hollen wrote.

Van Hollen is the author of the DISCLOSE Act, which has been the primary legislative vehicle in Congress to bring increased transparency to outside spending in our elections.  He also leads the effort to increase disclosure in several lawsuits that are pending on the federal level.

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