Money Given to Congressional Leadership Fund Violates Prohibition on Political Giving by Federal Contractors
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) should take enforcement action against Chevron for its $2.5 million contribution to a Republican-tied super PAC because it violated a prohibition against political donations by federal contractors, Public Citizen, Friends of the Earth U.S., Greenpeace and Oil Change International said in a complaint sent today to the FEC.
The FEC also should find the super PAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, in violation of the law for taking the money, because the people running the group should have known the contributions were illegal, the complaint said.
In October, Chevron gave $2.5 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC reportedly tied to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the congressional campaign committee of the Republican Party. Government contractors such as Chevron are strictly prohibited by federal law from making any contribution to any political party, committee or candidate for public office or to any person for any political purpose or use.