|March 7, 2016|
Mr. William Rosen
Lombard, IL 60148-1176
Dear Mr. Rosen:
Thank you for contacting me about political spending by fossil fuel companies and Senate Amendment #3125 to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012). I appreciate hearing from you.
This amendment, offered by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, would require companies that generate more than $1 million in revenue from fossil fuel related activities to disclose spending, over $10,000, intended to influence the political process.
I voted in favor of this amendment, which would help bring more transparency to our political process. The amendment ultimately failed in the Senate.
Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to keep in touch.
Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator