DISCLOSE Act Is Back: Obama intends to reverse Citizens United decision by Executive Order
lost in the Supreme Court, they lost in Congress, they lost at the FEC, so now
the president is just going to do it by edict."
Spakovsky, today, reported that a source has leaked a document that the White
House is apparently circulating among several government agencies. The document, entitled “Disclosure of Political
Spending By Government Contractors,”
“appears to be an attempt by the Obama administration to implement — by executive fiat — portions of the
leaked draft Executive Order by clicking here.
Act, introduced last year by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Chris Van
Hollen (D-MD) in an attempt to reverse the U.S Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, is a blatantly
unconstitutional assault on free speech.
As von Spakovsky explained,
“[The DISCLOSE Act] never passed
Congress because of principled opposition to its unfair, one-side requirements
that benefited labor unions at the expense of corporations. Democratic
commissioners at the Federal Election Commission then tried to implement
portions of the bill in new regulations. Fortunately, those regulations
were not adopted because of the united opposition of the Republican
Read the rest of Hans von Spakovsky’s
article by clicking here.