Ms. HAHN. I would like to thank my colleague, Congressman Ted Poe, for giving a shout-out to the PORTS Caucus, showing this country that we can work together on issues that matter to the people of America.
Mr. Speaker, yesterday was Super Tuesday, but this year's campaign has been anything but super. Thanks to the Supreme Court's misguided decision in the Citizens United case, a handful of Super PACs, funded by billionaires and special interest groups, have dominated this year's elections. But it doesn't have to be this way. Four years ago, the Republican nominee for President, John McCain, was a leading voice in reforming how we pay for campaigns. In this body, Republican Chris Shays fought to clean up elections.
That's why I've come to the floor today, to ask my Republican friends to join with me and with people like John McCain and Chris Shays in supporting the DISCLOSE Act, a law that would shine a very bright light on these Super PACs. This law would let us know who is paying for these ads, and it would require these invisible power brokers to appear in their ads just like the candidates do. If we came together to change this, it really would be super.