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Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter on Executive Order Forcing Federal Contractors to Disclose Political Contributions

January 20, 2016, The Washington Post

Trevor Potter spoke with The Washington Post on how federal contractors would  have to disclose their political campaign contributions if President Obama decides to sign this executive order. The President hopes that this order will reveal contributions that are currently secret because they are made to 501(c)(4) organizations and other entities that do not disclose their donors. For the full article, please visit The Washington Post's website.

Excerpt taken from the article.

Trevor Potter, who leads the political law group at the firm Caplin & Drysdale, and used to chair the Federal Election Commission, said in an email that advocates had been waiting for Obama to act on the issue for years.

"We have heard this order has been ready for the president's signature for the last several years, and I don't know of anyone on the outside who really knows whether the presidential pen will move across that piece of paper or not, or when," said Potter, a Republican and founding president of the Campaign Legal Center.


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