Rodney Frelinghuysen joined Scott Garrett to keep secret the names of political contributors. Both favor making “dark money” in politics even less transparent.
They, and the GOP majority in the House of Representatives, voted for a bill that prohibits the Treasury Department from requiring that the identity of most contributors to 501(c) tax-exempt organizations be included in annual returns, regardless of the size of the contribution. The bill (HR5053) would apply to restrict disclosure of donors to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.
For a discussion of how the “dark money” that Frelinghuysen and Garrett favor is affecting our democratic process go to: https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/nonprof_summ.php.