A congressional response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling in January moved a little closer to reality Thursday with the introduction of the so-called DISCLOSE Act in the House and Senate.

The Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission lifted a ban on the use of corporate general treasury funds for independent expenditures in federal elections. The ruling triggered an unabated torrent of words between its corporate supporters and its campaign finance reform opponents.

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