Legislation introduced this week would require that corporations and unions identify themselves in their paid political ads and that the chief executive or other top official state that "I approve this message."
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in January that these groups have a First Amendment right to spend money on campaign ads, thus enhancing their ability to influence federal elections.
Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address that quick action is needed to ensure that the voices of the American people aren't drowned out by deep-pocketed corporations and other special interests.
The President said he would fight to see that campaign reform becomes law.
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