Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District announced today that he is a cosponsor of H.R. 4010, the Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Security Elections Act, or the DISCLOSE Act. The legislation increases transparency and accountability in elections in response to the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC that allows special interest groups and corporations to provide unrestricted campaign donations.
"The Supreme Court decision in Citizens United opened the flood gates for unlimited spending by third party groups that can hide their donors and prevent the American people from finding the truth behind where their money comes from," Congressman Luján said. "It's time to restore accountability and transparency which is so vital to the electoral process. While we need to continue our efforts to get money out of politics, this legislation is an important step toward shining a light on the shadowy special-interest groups that are spending millions of dollars to influence elections with little or no accountability."