SEC discuss the potential monitoring of political spending

January 9, 2013

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is discussing potential strategies to ensure transparency in political spending by US listed public corporations. The move comes after a 400% increase in political spending in last year’s presidential election – 600 billion of it, virtually untraceable. According to, 77% percent of Americans say they would favor a policy requiring public disclosure of all corporate spending on political activities.

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