House Passes Taxpayer Transparency Bill For Fed Agencies

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2014, 3:50 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously voted to approve the Taxpayer Transparency Act of 2014, which would require government agencies within the executive branch to disclose that advertisements are paid for by taxpayers, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration.

The advertising disclosure measure, introduced by Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., in October has 113 cosponsors and would apply certain transparency requirements already in place for the House and Senate to the executive branch. Long says he’s pleased to see the House pass the...
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