Subject: Comment on File Number 4-637

January 18, 2012

I am deeply concerned about the influence of corporate money on our electoral process.

Not only does it bring the special interest groups desired legislation to the foreground, it suppresses or ignores the interests of the common citizen. I believe it is time for there to be absolute transparency in these expenditures and donations so "We the People" can compare any particular legislators bills and voting records against the agendas of those that invested in their campaigns.

Thank you for addressing this situation as quickly and expediently as possible.

Joseph Stephens

Hagerstown, MD