WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder’s arrest has put a new spotlight on a term you may not be familiar with: 501(c)(4)s.

It’s the type of organization prosecutors say $60 million was funneled through in the alleged bribery scheme.

On Wednesday, our Washington bureau reporter Taylor Popielarz spoke with two experts, Professor Brian Galle of Georgetown Law and Anna Massoglia of the Center for Responsive Politics, about what these organizations are and what role they play in politics.