Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

July 25, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission should hasten to issue a rule requiring publicly traded corporations to publicly disclose all their political spending and to do so now.

The Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court has given corporations unwarranted power to influence elections without oversight of any kind. I am outraged! The SEC has the authority to close this egregious loophole, and it should act immediately to do so.

All publicly traded corporations must be required to be completely transparent as far as political contributions go, so that citizens and shareholders have an opportunity to review corporate political machinations.

Thank you.

Robert Buttel