Under the leadership of Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), we came within one vote of passing similar legislation in 2010. Working with Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Al Franken (Minn.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Tom Udall (N.M.), we’ve trimmed down DISCLOSE 2.0 for a successful legislative push. Now, with the public seeing the harmful effects of Citizens United firsthand in the Republican primary, the pressure is even greater to get this done.
Working together, we can make sure our government remains “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is a member of the Judiciary Committee and leader of the Citizens United Task Force.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.