Van Hollen-Schumer and the Citizens United “walk back”

The Washington Times previews the Van Hollen-Schumer legislative effort to “walk back” Citizens United.

[Van Hollen] said they are looking at several approaches: banning foreign-controlled corporations from being able to run political ads; trying to curb the ability of companies that take federal contracts from running ads, since taxpayer dollars would in essence be used to campaign; and to require either approval or notification of shareholders before corporations run ads.

Mr. Van Hollen also said they will try to beef up disclosure requirements to make sure corporations and unions can’t hide behind sham front groups.

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