The House is voting today on the H.R. 3309, the FCC Reform Act. Rep. Eshoo is offering an important amendment that would require groups airing political ads to disclose contributors of $10,000 or more as a condition for purchasing ad time.
This is an important amendment that would help shine some light on the dark money that is being used to pay for campaign ads. It would not go as far comprehensive disclosures and disclaimers that would be required by the DISCLOSE Act, but would be a powerful first step toward greater transparency. The broadcast lobby will be working hard to defeat this amendment. We hope members of the House will ignore that pressure, and instead vote in favor of the amendment as one way to ensure the money, interests and influence behind political ads is not hidden in shadows