Lawmaker Seeks Ban On Contractor Political Disclosures

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., proposed a bill Friday that would bar federal agencies from requiring government contractors to disclose their political contributions when bidding on a contract, following the White House's decision to mandate similar provisions.

The Fairness in Federal Contracting Act of 2011, or H.R. 1906, would prohibit federal agencies from requiring contractors to disclose payments to candidates or political committees, or to people or organizations expected to use the funds to make political contributions. The bill has been referred to the House Oversight and...
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