House Administration Democrats Applaud FCC Decision on Political Ad Disclosure

Apr 27, 2012
Press Release

House Administration Democrats were pleased to hear today that the Federal Communications Commission ruled to bring some much needed transparency to our elections. This ruling, requiring broadcasters to post political advertisement information online, helps restore some integrity to our elections after the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizen’s United decision.

“The American people have a right to know who is influencing their elections,” said Ranking Member Robert Brady (PA-1). “This decision is a small, but critical, step in that direction. We must continue the fight to expand disclosure and restore faith in our electoral system.”

"The FCC believes in the people," said Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez (TX-20), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Elections. "The importance of ensuring that this information was available to the public was a topic of discussion between Dr. Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Rep. Chris Van Hollen at our forum on campaign finance last week and I am very pleased by FCC's actions today."

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112th Congress