Biden in favor of making the origin of funds for campaigns in the US transparent

Washington, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The President of the United States, Joe Biden, today asked Congress to approve a bill that seeks to make transparent the origin of money donated to political campaigns in the country.

The president estimated that the capital of dubious origin, in addition to eroding public confidence, is a problem in the Republican ranks as well as in the Democrats.

“There is too much money flowing in the shadows to influence our elections. It’s called dark money. It is hidden,” she said in a speech from the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

The ruler alluded to a sum of 1.6 billion dollars from a single donor to a group led by the co-president of the conservative Federalist Society, who in turn advised former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) on his elections for the Court Supreme.

Said individual contribution constitutes the largest given to a politically focused non-profit organization that has ever been made public, as revealed in a timely manner by the CNN news network.

Biden’s words took place just one day after the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer, announced in the plenary session of that instance of the House the holding of a procedural vote tomorrow on the so-called Disclose Act, with a strong opposition from the Republican side.

He revealed that the legislation “would require Super PACs (Political Action Committees) and other donor groups to report anyone who contributes $10,000 or more during an election.

It would also require associations that spend money on judicial candidates to reveal the names of their donors.

To date, the bill does not have the 60 votes needed to clear a procedural hurdle, but Schumer insisted they would still hold the vote to get GOP members registered.

The law narrowly passed the House of Representatives once in 2010 but failed twice in the Senate in 2012, with conservative opposition led by Sen. Mitch McConnell.



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