01.29.15

Gardner Seeks to Modernize Senate Campaign Reporting

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he’s joining Senators Tester (D-MT) and Cochran (R-MS) and co-sponsoring the Campaign Disclosure Parity Act. This act would require candidates for United States Senate to electronically file election-related reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Currently, these reports are filed in paper form with the Secretary of the Senate before being sent over to the FEC.

“It’s time to bring Senate campaign reporting into the 21st century,” Gardner said. “Having these records filed online first would bring Senate elections in line with other elections for federal office, and would save taxpayers money by removing a needless layer of bureaucracy from the reporting process. I’m proud to be a leader on this piece of commonsense, bipartisan legislation that increases Congressional accountability.

“Making Congress more transparent has been a goal of mine going back to my time as a member of the House of Representatives. Electronic filing of records with the FEC is already required in House elections, which allows voters and constituents better access to information about their elected officials. It’s long past time for the Senate to be held to the same standard.”

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