Sending Office: Honorable David N. Cicilline
Sent By:
Renuka.Nagaraj@mail.house.gov

Cosponsor the NEW DISCLOSE Act

Deadline Extended Until Wednesday June 27th at 4 pm

Cosponsors  of the new DISCLOSE Act of 2018 (71): Beyer, Blumenauer, Boyle, Brownley,  Bustos,  Capuano, Carbajal,  Castor, Cohen,  Connolly, Courtney, Crist, Cummings,  Susan Davis, DeFazio, DeGette, DelBene, DeSaulnier,
Deutch, Espaillat, Esty, Evans, Frankel, Gene Green, Gutierrez, Hastings, Himes, Huffman, Jayapal, Jeffries, Khanna, Kihuen, Langevin, Larson, Lieu, Lowey, Ben Ray Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lynch, Sean Patrick Maloney, Matsui,  McGovern, Nadler, Norcross,
Norton, O’Halleran, Pallone, Panetta, Pingree, Pocan, Price, Raskin, Rice, Richmond, Tim Ryan, Sarbanes, Schakowsky, Schiff, Shea-Porter, Sires, Soto, Speier, Swalwell, Takano, Thompson, Tonko, Velazquez, Wasserman Schultz, Watson Coleman, Welch, Wilson

Cosponsors  of the previous DISCLOSE Act of 2017 (134): Aguilar, Barragán, Bera, Blumenauer, Blunt Rochester, Bonamici,  Boyle, Brownley,  Bustos,  Capuano, Carbal,  Cárdenas, Castor,  Chu,  Katherine Clark,  Yvette Clarke, Clyburn, Cohen,  Connolly, Conyers,
Costa,  Courtney, Crowley, Cummings,  Danny Davis, Susan Davis, DeFazio, DeGette, Delaney, DeLauro, DelBene, Demings, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Ellison, Engel, Eshoo, Esty, Evans, Foster, Gabbard, Gallego, Garamendi, Al Green, Gene Green, Grijalva, Gutierrez, Hastings,
Heck, Higgins, Himes, Huffman, Jayapal, Jeffries, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Kaptur, Keating, Khanna, Kildee, Kilmer, Kihuen, Kuster, Langevin, Larsen, Larson, Lee, Levin, Lieu, Lipinski, Loebsack, Lynch, Lowey, Ben Ray Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Lynch, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean Patrick Maloney, Matsui, McCollum, McEachin, McGovern, McNerney, Meeks, Nadler, Napolitano, Nolan, Norcross, Norton, O’Halleran, Pallone, Pascrell, Payne, Pelosi, Perlmutter, Peters, Pingree, Pocan, Polis, Quigley, Raskin, Kathleen Rice, Cedric
Richmond, Rosen, Ruppersberger, Tim Ryan, Sarbanes, Schakowsky, Schiff, Schneider, Serrano, Sewell, Shea-Porter, Sires, Adam Smith, Soto, Swalwell, Takano, Thompson, Titus, Tonko, Torres, Tsongas, Vargas, Velazquez, Visclosky, Watson Coleman, Welch,  Wilson, Yarmuth 

 

Dear Colleague,

With the 2018 campaign cycle in full swing, we are seeing unprecedented amounts of dark money flood into our elections, which is corrupting our federal elections and endangering the foundation of our democracy.  Additionally, we continue to learn more about
Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and just how vulnerable our political process is to foreign influence.  As the election season gears up, it is important that we send a strong message to the American people that we will longer stand for special interests
and dark money influence and that we can offer common sense solutions to the problem.  

Please join me as an original cosponsor of the Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections Act of 2018 (DISCLOSE Act)
an updated bill to address our broken campaign finance system and combat the harmful effects of dark money.  This updated version of the DISCLOSE Act will include provisions to keep foreign money out of our elections and to eliminate
harmful campaign finance riders.

New Foreign Money Provisions

  • The DISCLOSE Act of 2018 will prohibit domestic corporations with significant foreign control, ownership, or direction from spending money in elections.  The Act allows U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations to continue to have employee PACs as long
    as no foreign nationals have decision-making authority or control of the PAC.

 

  • The DISCLOSE Act of 2018 also cracks down on shell companies, which can be used to launder foreign money into elections, by requiring companies spending money in elections to disclose the true owners of the company to election officials and the public.

 

New Repeal of Partisan Campaign Finance Reform Riders:

 

  • The DISCLOSE Act of 2018 also includes repeals of controversial partisan riders designed to thwart necessary campaign finance regulations.
    • Specifically, the bill repeals riders that prevent: (i) the SEC from requiring public companies to disclose their political spending to shareholders; (ii) the IRS from issuing needed regulations on 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations; and (iii) the government
      from requiring federal contractors to disclose their political donations as part of the bidding process.

As in the previous version, this legislation will require all corporations, unions and other groups to report, within 24 hours, campaign expenditures of $10,000 or more to the Federal Election Commission and to disclose all campaign-related expenditures
to their shareholders and members.  This legislation would also require registered lobbyists to disclose their political expenditures along with their lobbying activities.  Finally, this bill would create a ‘stand by your ad’ provision so that groups who are
running and funding a political advertisement must state that they “approve this message.”

If you have any questions or would like to become a cosponsor of the DISCLOSE Act of 2018, please contact Renuka Nagaraj (Renuka.Nagaraj@mail.house.gov; x54724).

Sincerely,

David N. Cicilline

Member of Congress

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