Rep. Susan Davis to Offer Amendment to Strengthen DISCLOSE Act


Sunlight is pleased that Rep. Susan Davis is offering a simple but important amendment to fix the DISCLOSE Act—the bill that will require increased disclosures of corporate and union campaign expenditures resulting from the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The Davis amendment, which will be offered at today’s markup of the bill in the Committee on House Administration, would require any mandatory disclosure reports to be filed electronically with the FEC so that they can be immediately searched and sorted on the FEC’s website.

The fix should cost the FEC nothing yet will give voters a centralized location to go in order to find out about new spending on electioneering and independent expenditures. It fills a gaping hole in the DISCLOSE Act and we hope that all Members on the Committee support this common sense solution that will shine more light on campaigns.