May 23rd, 2012 | Corey Pein News | Posted In: Congress, Politics

Oregon Senators Back Bill Aimed At Citizens United

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Speaking of money in politics

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) is among those speaking on the Senate floor today in favor of a legislative effort to roll back the unlimited corporate donations permitted by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

"The Supreme Court, with #CitizensUnited, attacked the heart of our Constitution," Merkley Tweeted this morning.

You can watch the speechifying live over at C-SPAN 2.

Merkley and Oregon's senior U.S. senator, Ron Wyden, are among 43 co-sponsors of a bill by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to place additional disclosure requirements on "super PACs," the monster campaign finance committees empowered by the 2010 high court ruling. 

Oregon, which places no limits on campaign financing, was not among 22 states that this week joined a legal fight, led by Montana, to ask the Supreme Court to overturn its decision.

 
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