Freshman New York Congressman Antonio Delgado is introducing his second bill. The 19th District Democrat says the legislation sheds light on dark money in politics.
Delgado’s campaign finance reform bill aims to increase transparency and reduce corruption by requiring additional publicly available disclosures for lobbyists funding political ads or other political activities. It’s called the CLEAR Act, or Connecting Lobbyists and Electeds for Accountability and Reform Act. It bolsters the ability of individuals to see what special interests are involved in political activities. Delgado’s bill requires that Federal Election Commission reports for political activities, such as Political Action Committees, clearly indicate when the filer or a disclosed contributor is a registered lobbyist.