Obama order could make corporate political spending public
Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger"Reporting from Washington A lobbying battle is raging largely behind the scenes over a seemingly obscure executive order that could if signed by President Obama make public the political spending that many corporations can now keep secret. "Under the proposed order, all companies bidding for federal contracts would be required to disclose money spent on political campaign efforts, including dollars forwarded through associations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other private groups. "Election spending by such organizations soared to new heights in 2010, thanks in part to the Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case, which allowed corporations and unions to make direct political expenditures. The majority opinion endorsed disclosure of the new political spending, but many groups have formed as nonprofits, which do not have to reveal their funding sources." Read on...
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"Obama order could make corporate political spending public", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2011. Consulté le 03/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-order-could-make-corporate-political-spending-public