Although the executive order has yet to be issued, Chamber spokeswoman Blair Latoff blasted the measure as a “political litmus test for companies that wish to do business with the federal government.”
When asked about the order, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president was committed to transparency and thinks taxpayers should know how their money is being used.
Longtime restrictions on corporate and union political ad spending where eliminated by the the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The decision lead to a tsunami of outside political advertising in the 2010 midterm elections.
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