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house Bill H.R. 1053

Should Corporations Disclose Their Political Contributions to Shareholders?

Argument in favor

Corporations have an outsize influence when it comes to political spending, and many don’t disclose their political expenditures to their shareholders. This bill protects shareholders by ensuring they’re aware of how politically active companies they’ve invested in are.

KansasTamale's Opinion
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04/13/2019
Yes. All political contributions must be made PUBLIC. THIS IS A NECESSITY FOR A DEMOCRACY.
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J. scott's Opinion
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04/14/2019
Yes all political donations from any and all sources should be disclosed — absolutely no exceptions for any reason period.
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John's Opinion
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04/13/2019
Corporations as well as individuals who contribute large amounts to political agencies should report who and how much they’ve given. Citizens in a free democracy should know who is influencing our elected officials.
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Argument opposed

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) already requires that companies file reports with it when they spend their own money advocating for the election or defeat of a candidate — if shareholders want to see companies’ political spending they can view those reports.

operaman's Opinion
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04/14/2019
That Government Camel is still trying to poke its nose under the Corporate tent. Damn noisy camel.... I mean Democrats. All expenditures are reported to the SEC filings. But the little guy stockholder can request detail annual reports.
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JTJ's Opinion
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04/14/2019
I research my investments just fine without government intrusion.
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John's Opinion
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04/14/2019
If you want to know who a corporation gives money to, you can see it already. This is just duplicity that is not needed and is wasting time. Please vote nay.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedFebruary 7th, 2019