SEC’s Jackson Pushes for Corporate Political Spending Reporting

Sept. 24, 2019, 3:40 PM

Congress should allow the SEC to adopt rules that would bring transparency to companies’ spending on politics, agency Commissioner Robert Jackson told lawmakers.

Lawmakers have blocked the Securities and Exchange Commission from finalizing corporate political spending disclosure regulations through bills that fund the agency, most recently in the fiscal 2019 appropriations legislation that ended the government shutdown earlier this year.

Jackson, a Democratic-leaning independent, was part of a group of legal academics who petitioned the commission to require companies to disclose their political spending when he was a professor at Columbia Law School in 2011. The petition has garnered more ...

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