Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are leading the charge to overturn a “dark money” rule that allows special interest groups to hide their rich donors from authorities.
“Restoring this ‘donor disclosure’ rule is simply common sense. Without it law enforcement won’t know whether dark money is corrupting our elections,” said Wyden, Ranking Member on the Senate Finance Committee. “The Senate must act immediately to reverse the Trump administration’s reckless decision to hide dark money donors from the IRS.”
“If we don’t take this aggressive approach, more dark money will flood our campaigns and mislead voters,” Tester said. “We refuse to allow special interests to buy our democracy and this measure will help us reveal those who are misleading our country using hidden-from-view campaign donations.”
Thirty-three U.S. Senators have co-signed petition, giving it more than the 30 co-signers needed to force all Senators to vote on the legislation.
In July, the Treasury Department and the IRS, under orders from President Trump, eliminated the requirement for certain tax-exempt organizations to report their donations to the U.S. Treasury and the IRS.
Wyden and Tester are pushing for a Senate vote on their Congressional Review Act resolution immediately.
You can read the Senators’ Congressional Review Act Resolution HERE.