Top Senate Democrats are stepping up pressure on the Securities and Exchange Commission to get the ball rolling on new rules to require corporations to disclose their political contributions, despite a new law that prevents the agency from finalizing such a measure this year.
Four Democrats — Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Charles Schumer of New York, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Bob Menendez of New Jersey — made the push in a call with reporters Thursday morning.
“Shareholders have a right to see how the companies they invest in are spending their money, but corporations are keeping their political contributions secret,” Ms. Warren said.
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