Campaign Finance Disclosure. HR 5175 (Roll Call 391)
This was an attempt to
reverse the Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding free speech rights for groups of
private individuals, corporations, and labor unions in political campaign advertising.
Although some groups received waivers from the restrictions imposed by the bill, ACU
supports a robust and untrammeled political debate, and so opposed these restrictions.
Nevertheless, the bill passed June 24, 2010, by a vote of 219-206.