MRFL President Fred Sauer Calls For Full Public Disclosure Of Payments To Lobbyists.

MRFL Press Release

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Contact: Molly 314-854-1305

MRFL President Fred Sauer Calls For Full Public Disclosure Of Payments To Lobbyists.

St. Louis—April 23, 2013—Missouri Roundtable For Life President Fred Sauer has written a letter, dated April 19, 2013, to Missouri lobbyists Andrew Blunt and Jorgen Schlemeier calling for full disclosure of who is paying them to lobby Missouri legislators possibly against the interests of the taxpayers:

Dear Andy and Jorgen:

Rumor has it that you are working the halls of the Missouri legislature to undermine efforts to protect Missouri taxpayer dollars from going to abortion, human cloning, and embryo experimentation.

Why are you doing this? Are you being paid? If so, how much and by whom?

The hardworking taxpayers of Missouri are trying to bring home their paychecks and raise their families, while the lobbying agents of special interest groups are trying to grab their tax dollars in the cloakrooms of the capitol.

This is outrageous.

By copy of this letter to the entire general assembly, we are calling on them to immediately initiate and pass legislation that requires full public disclosure of every dollar paid to lobbyists by their clients.

Just as candidates for public office must disclose their campaign contributions, so too lobbyists should have to publicly disclose who pays them and how much they are being paid.

At least then we will know how much special interest groups are paying to raid the Missouri treasury.

Yours truly,

Fred N. Sauer

The letter was copied to all members of the General Assembly. The original letter can be found here on the Missouri Roundtable For Life website, www.missouriroundtable.org.