Pelosi Statement on Trump Administration’s New Dark Money Policy

Jul 17, 2018
Press Release

Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration announced a new tax policy that allows certain non-profits, including “social” organizations that can engage in political activity, to hide their donors’ identities:

“President Trump’s late-night giveaway to shady donors and interest groups makes dark money even darker. The NRA and other special interest groups can now fully operate in the shadows and push their corrupt agendas without any transparency or accountability.
“This decision is yet another shameful sign that this Administration is the most corrupt and compromised in history. The White House and GOP Congress are cravenly beholden to big money interests, and the American people are paying the price from massive Republican giveaways to big polluters, Wall Street, wealthy corporations and Big Pharma hiking drug prices.
“Democrats are offering A Better Deal for Our Democracy to fight corruption, clean our political system of unaccountable dark money and the pay-to-play culture of the Trump Administration and return to a government of, by and for the American people.  Hard-working families deserve so much better than the raw deal they are getting from the Republican big donor-driven agenda.”

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