Renewed Support for Obama Executive Order - State and Federal Communications

July 28, 2011  •  

Renewed Support for Obama Executive Order

U.S. Rep. Anna EshooU.S. Representative Anna G. Eshoo has sent a letter to President Obama in support of a proposed executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political expenditures. The letter was signed by more than sixty members of the House.

In part the letter reads, “[D]isclosure will not politicize the procurement process–it will improve it. Political expenditures are already well-known to those that make them and to the officials who benefit. With disclosure, the public will have access to this information as well, allowing them to judge whether contracts were awarded based on merit.”

The proposed executive order has received both support and opposition since its leak in the spring, and even sparked a house committee hearing in May.

For previous articles on Lobby Comply by George Ticoras on this topic, you can read posts from June 1, May 20, May 12, and May 10.


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