Perriello: “We, the people” is not “We, the foreign corporations”


    From Rep. Perriello’s office:

    Congressman Tom Perriello’s effort to protect U.S. elections from foreign influence achieved a significant victory today by passing the U.S. House as part of the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175). In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, which allowed for unlimited corporate spending in electioneering activity, Rep. Perriello introduced H.R. 4523, the Save Our Democracy From Foreign Influence Act of 2010, which would prohibit corporations with foreign shareholders from making contributions or expenditures in American elections. Today, the House passed by voice vote an amendment sponsored by Perriello to achieve a similar goal.

    • Teddy Goodson

      and I hope the Senate doesn’t water the Amendment down or kill it in their infinite wisdom. Or, simply ignore the whole piece of legislation and adjourn. I guess HR5175 has to pass the House itself first, though. If they passed Perriello’s Amendment by voice vote, it sounds as though they will pass the whole bill. When?