Dems Push Contractor Political Donation Disclosures

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 5:09 PM EDT) -- House Democrats on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to sign an executive order that would require companies seeking government contracts to disclose political contributions, a plan Republicans fiercely oppose on the grounds that it would inject politics into contracting.

In a letter headlined by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., 62 Democrats urged to president to respond forcefully to Republican opposition and sign the executive order in the interests of transparency and accountability.

“Sunlight remains the best disinfectant, and there is nothing partisan about finally shining light on...
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