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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Daniel I. Gordon
A growing number of lawmakers from both parties is pushing back against a White House bid to force prospective federal contractors to disclose their political donations, arguing that it could stifle free speech.
Mr. Gordon said that would remain the case.
But he said the administration is "100 percent committed to a merit-based contracting process that meets the highest standards of integrity and transparency."