GOP Expected to Thwart Biden's Plan to Go After 'Dark Money' in Politics

Senate Republicans look set to thwart President Joe Biden's plan to bring greater transparency to so-called "dark money" in U.S. politics in a procedural vote on

Wednesday. Biden has argued in favor of the DISCLOSE Act which would require super Political Action Committees (PACs) and "dark money groups" to disclose the identity of

donors who contribute $10,000 or more. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will bring the bill up for a vote on Wednesday but it is expected to fall at the first hurdle as

there aren't 60 votes in support of it. "There's too much dark money flowing in the shadows of our politics," Biden's official Twitter account wrote on Tuesday. "The

DISCLOSE Act ensures groups that run issue ads to influence elections will have to disclose contributions above $10,000," the president tweeted. "And foreign entities would be

banned from making any contributions for these ads." In a speech in the White House's Roosevelt Room on Tuesday, Biden pointed to a donation of $1.6 billion from a single

donor paid to a conservative group, Marble Freedom Trust, which is led by Leonard Leo, co-chairman of the conservative Federalist Society. The Federalist Society played a

key role in advising former President Donald Trump on the selection of conservative Supreme Court nominees. "And here's the deal: The public only found out about this $1.6

billion transfer because someone tipped off some of your reporters; otherwise, we still wouldn't know about it. But now we know, and there's something we can do about it," Biden

said.