U.S. Senate: Remarks from CLC on The DISCLOSE Act (S.2516) and the Need for Expanded Public Disclosure of Funds Raised and Spent to Influence Federal Elections


These remarks are submitted on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center regarding the July 23, 2014 hearing on the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act), S.2516. Now that a revised DISCLOSE Act has once again been introduced, we applaud the Committee for acting quickly to hold a hearing on this important bill. Given the current lack of disclosure of the sources of funds used by outside spenders in political campaigns, we urge the Committee to support and expedite passage of the DISCLOSE Act in order to ensure voters have full information as to the sources of funding that influence federal elections.