On December 16, 2015, congressional leaders unveiled an omnibus spending bill that prohibits the SEC from requiring corporations to disclose their political spending. Congressional negotiators included the provision, known as a “policy rider,” despite overwhelming public support for increased disclosure of campaign contributions.
CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against 11 Members of Congress Alleging Collusion with Payday Loan Industry
On October 5, 2015, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate 11 members of Congress for possible criminal and ethics violations by accepting contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry.
Campaign for Accountability Seeks Records That May Reveal Link Between Sheldon Adelson’s Campaign Contributions and Money Tied to Chinese Gangs
On June 10, 2015, CfA announced it was petitioning a Nevada court to release reports that were expected to reveal connections between Chinese gangs, known as triads, and Las Vegas Sands casinos in Macau.