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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Sep 23, 2010 Upon reconsideration, cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill (S.3628) not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 39. Record Vote Number: 240.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 23, 2010, with a roll call of 59 ayes, 39 nays, and 2 not voting.

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  • 53% of users support S.3628

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    53% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.3628.
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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the Democrats' response to the Supreme Courts' recent Citizens United v. FEC ruling. It seeks to increase transparency of corporate and special-interest money in national political campaigns. It would require organizations involved in political campaigning to disclose the identity of the their donors who gave $1,000 or more, and to reveal their identities in any political ads they fund. It would also bar foreign corporations, government contractors and TARP recipients from making political expenditures.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the Democrats' response to the Supreme Courts' recent Citizens United v. FEC ruling. It seeks to increase transparency of corporate and special-interest money in national political campaigns. It would require organizations involved in political campaigning to disclose the identity of the their donors who gave $1,000 or more, and to reveal their identities in any political ads they fund. It would also bar foreign corporations, government contractors and TARP recipients from making political expenditures.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Common Cause

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    • League of Women Voters

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    • People For the American Way

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    • Democracy 21

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    • The Sunlight Foundation

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    • Public Citizen

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    • The Campaign Legal Center

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    Opposing Organizations

    • American Petroleum Institute

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    • National Retail Federation

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    • American Association of Exporters and Importers

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    • Consumer Electronics Association

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    • International Franchise Association

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    • American Council of Engineering Companies

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    • National Restaurant Association

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    • American Financial Services Association

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    • National Taxpayers Union

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    • National Association of Manufacturers

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    • International Dairy Foods Association

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    • Federation of American Hospitals

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    • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

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    • American Insurance Association

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    • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

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    • Edison Electric Institute

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    • Retail Industry Leaders Association

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    • American Meat Institute

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    • American Chemistry Council

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    • American Farm Bureau Federation

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    • Printing Industries of America

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    • National Right to Life

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    • US Chamber of Commerce

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    • Associated Food Stores

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    • National Poultry and Food Distributors Association

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    • American Trucking Association

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    • Public Service Research Council

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    • Renewing American Leadership

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    • The Heritage Foundation

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    • Association Benefits Corporation

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    • Florida Fertilizer and Agrichemical Association

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    • American Civil Liberties Union

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    • Center for Competitive Politics

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    • Family Research Council

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 10, 2010, by Student2010 - Large donations to campaigns aren't wrong, secret donations ARE. This is'nt against freedom of speech, its against buying elections, people should know who is sponsoring our government officials.

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      As noted by Student2010, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 10, 2010, "Large donations to campaigns aren't wrong, secret donations ARE. This is'nt against freedom of speech, its against buying elections, people should know who is sponsoring our government officials."
    • On October 15, 2010, by jml6m - Why would you ever opposed this? Oh right, half the users on this site have been brainwashed by Fox News.

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      As noted by jml6m, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 15, 2010, "Why would you ever opposed this? Oh right, half the users on this site have been brainwashed by Fox News."
    • On November 16, 2010, by Pathwerker - One Sentence: This bill will restore the values this country used to hold by taking the free speech given by the Roberts court to each dollar bill and returning it to the people.

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      As noted by Pathwerker, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 16, 2010, "One Sentence: This bill will restore the values this country used to hold by taking the free speech given by the Roberts court to each dollar bill and returning it to the people."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Penny Hill Press » Blog Archive » The State of Campaign Finance ... - December 29, 2010 by Penny Hill Press - During the 111th Congress, the House responded by enacting the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175; S. 3295; S. 3628). The Senate has, thus far, declined to do so. Fundraising and spending in the 2010 election cycle suggest that previously ...

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      As noted by Penny Hill Press on December 29, 2010, "During the 111th Congress, the House responded by enacting the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175; S. 3295; S. 3628). The Senate has, thus far, declined to do so. Fundraising and spending in the 2010 election cycle suggest that previously ..." (http://www2.pennyhill.com/?p=13945)
    • Lobbyist no longer representing Ivory Coast | Political Activity ... - December 29, 2010 by Political Activity Law/Political Law/Election Law - FEC, 558 U.S. — (2010) · Constitution · DISCLOSE Act – H.R. 5175 · DISCLOSE Act – S. 3628 · Earmark Tracking · Election Assistance Commission · FARA Quick Search · FARA Search · FCC · FEC

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      As noted by Political Activity Law/Political Law/Election Law on December 29, 2010, "FEC, 558 U.S. — (2010) · Constitution · DISCLOSE Act – H.R. 5175 · DISCLOSE Act – S. 3628 · Earmark Tracking · Election Assistance Commission · FARA Quick Search · FARA Search · FCC · FEC" (http://politicalactivitylaw.com/2010/12/30/lobbyist-no-longer-representing-ivory-coast/)
    • Government Policy: The State of Campaign Finance Policy: Recent ... - December 29, 2010 by Government Policy - During the 111th Congress, the House responded by enacting the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175; S. 3295; S. 3628). The Senate has, thus far, declined to do so. Fundraising and spending in the 2010 election cycle suggest that previously ...

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      As noted by Government Policy on December 29, 2010, "During the 111th Congress, the House responded by enacting the DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175; S. 3295; S. 3628). The Senate has, thus far, declined to do so. Fundraising and spending in the 2010 election cycle suggest that previously ..." (http://government-policy.blogspot.com/2010/12/state-of-campaign-finance-policy-recent.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Republicans don't want campaign finance disclosure after all! - September 23, 2010 by Chicago Tribune - ...unlimited money to fill our airwaves, mailboxes and phone lines right up until Election Day."... The campaign finance bill (S.3628), which narrowly passed the House on a largely partisan vote, would have required nearly all organizations airing politica

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      As noted by Chicago Tribune on September 23, 2010, "...unlimited money to fill our airwaves, mailboxes and phone lines right up until Election Day."... The campaign finance bill (S.3628), which narrowly passed the House on a largely partisan vote, would have required nearly all organizations airing politica" (http://feeds.chicagotribune.com/~r/chicagotribune/changeofsubject/~3/YRPKZ-6cZSI/republicans-dont-want-campaign-finance-disclosure-after-all.html)
    • DISCLOSE Act Fails In Senate - July 30, 2010 by The Philadelphia Bulletin - ...to break the GOP’s filibuster on the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628). The Senate voted 57 – 41 for cloture, giving the bill its first defeat and making it very unlikely the measure wi

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      As noted by The Philadelphia Bulletin on July 30, 2010, "...to break the GOP’s filibuster on the “Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act” (S.3628). The Senate voted 57 – 41 for cloture, giving the bill its first defeat and making it very unlikely the measure wi" (http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2010/07/31/news/nation//doc4c5433fd3c0d0491729503.txt)
    • DISCLOSE Act Fails in Senate - July 26, 2010 by LifeSite.net - ...they needed to break the GOPs filibuster on the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act (S.3628). The Senate voted 57 41 for cloture, giving the bill its first defeat and making it very unlikely the measure wil

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      As noted by LifeSite.net on July 26, 2010, "...they needed to break the GOPs filibuster on the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act (S.3628). The Senate voted 57 41 for cloture, giving the bill its first defeat and making it very unlikely the measure wil" (http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072712.html)
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