BANGOR – Maine’s Second Congressional District Representative Jared Golden says it’s past time to get corruption and dark money out of politics.
Thursday, the Democratic lawmaker unveiled a plan to require political ads to name donors, eliminate corporate political action committees, and strengthen enforcement of existing ethics laws.
Golden also says he wants to see congress pass legislation requiring the president, vice president, and political appointees to disclose any foreign financial interest they or their families might hold.
He says the revolving door between congress and lobbying firms must be closed.
Golden says he wants to see a life-time ban preventing former members of congress from becoming lobbyists.
He says he’s realistic and the proposal probably won’t get approved because too many congressional members are scared to defy the big-money donors.