Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bill Nelson Urges Donor Disclosure

Sen. Bill Nelson urged the FCC to use its legal power to force the disclosure of donors behind PACs.

As the result of a Supreme Court decision, we have been beset upon in the political sphere with an avalanche of undisclosed, unlimited money," Nelson said during a Senate oversight hearing of the FCC, referring to the court's Citizens United decision.

Nelson noted that FCC regulations currently require TV broadcasters and cable providers to "fully and fairly disclose the true identity" of sponsors of ads.

Only one commissioner on the FCC expressed interest in making political action committees disclosing major donors.

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