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Last Tuesday, House Democrats announced that they had made progress in passing HR 5175, the DISCLOSE Act by rewriting the bill to exclude several organizations from its strict disclosure provisions. Among other things, the original bill would have required public organizations to disclose a list of any contributors who have donated more than $600,  as well as to feature a list of their top donors on all political advertisements within 90 days of an election. Additionally, the bill would prohibit government contractors and foreign organizations from funding political advertisements.

Last Tuesday's amendment, however, offered exclusions from the bill's disclosure requirements to organizations meeting oddly specific criteria.

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