Wyden calls for campaign restrictions

Sen. Ron Wyden and others introduce a measure to restrict corporate influence in political campaigns.

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Sen. Ron Wyden joined other legislators in introducing a measure to restrict the influence of corporate and special interests in political campaigns.

The measure follows a January Supreme Court decision that ruled Congress could not restrict corporate and union rights in political speech.

The new legislation would require all groups making political expenditures to disclose their donors and appear on camera in support of their ads. It also would ban foreign corporations and government contractors from spending on political ads.

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United was a tragic error,” said [Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.], a co-author of the 2002 campaign finance law that restricted campaign spending by corporations and unions.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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