Today Maryland Congressman Van Hollen issued the following statement on the reintroduction of the DISCLOSE Act, which will promote transparency and disclosure of the secret money being used to influence American elections:
"I'm pleased today to reintroduce the DISCLOSE Act. The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United opened the floodgates to unrestricted special interest spending in American elections and threatens the very nature of our democracy -- the unprecedented secret spending during the last elections makes the need for this legislation even more important. The American people deserve a political system that is fair, transparent, and accountable, and this legislation will do that. It is a first step to clean up the secret money in politics. I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this legislation -- if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear from the DISCLOSE Act."
To read a summary of the legislation, click here.