Senate Says No to DISCLOSE Act

Sep. 23, 2010 - The DISCLOSE Act failed on Thursday to get the single Republican vote needed to pass the measure.

In a party line vote, no Republicans joined Democrats in their attempt to pass a bill that would open up disclosure rules on organizations that fund congressional campaigns. A broad and powerful coalition of interest groups spoke out against the measure.

  • Average contributions to the 59 lawmakers voting 'Yes,' ($595,608) from groups opposed to the measure.
  • Average contributions to the 41 lawmakers voting 'No' or 'Not voting,'  ($812,390) from groups opposed to the measure.

Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators currently in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MAPLight.org, June 4, 2004 – June 3, 2010. Data source, OpenSecrets.org

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