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Draft Executive Order Could Force Contractors to Disclose Political Contributions

On April 13, 2011, the Obama administration released a draft Executive Order called “Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors” (“Draft Order”) that contemplates requiring federal contractors to disclose political contributions when bidding on federal contracts.  As currently drafted, the disclosure obligation would require contractors to disclose contributions of the company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and directors.  The Draft Order is intended to “increase transparency and accountability” in the contracting system so that the American public is “ensure[d] efficient and economical procurement process[es].” Continue reading

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