OMBWatch supports draft order to disclose contractors' political donations

Friday - 4/29/2011, 5:27pm EDT

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The President's plan to make federal contractors disclose political donations is under fire. The executive order would require federal contractors and their subsidiaries to disclose political donations to federal candidates or parties.

The order is still a draft.

The White House says it's all about transparency. But Senate Republicans say details in the draft aren't clear. And they're worried about an infringement of First Amendment rights, and how the donation information will be used at agencies.

Gary Bass the executive director at OMB Watch. His group has come out in support of the plan.