• Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jeff Merkley Press Conference on the DISCLOSE Act

    On July 18, 2012, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (DR.I.), held a press conference, joined by a small business owner and a representative from the Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS), a bipartisan group of state officials. The speakers hammered home the point that the GOP block of the DISCLOSE Act is not the end of the road for achieving transparency in money in politics, and will stress that they will not give up on either the legislation or on other transparency remedies to deal with out-of-control political spending.