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S. 3628 - Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act

Government operations and politics. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act

S. 3628 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act
  • DISCLOSE Act
Sponsor
Charles E. Schumer
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Business records
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional elections
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Financial crises and stabilization
  • Foreign and international corporations
  • Government information and archives
  • Internet and video services
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Labor-management relations
  • Members of Congress
  • Political advertising
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced7/21/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 36287/27/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
57 voted YES 41 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateUpon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 36289/23/2010This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
59 voted YES 39 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/21/2010
7/21/2010Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar7/22/2010Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 476.
7/22/2010Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/22/2010Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
7/26/2010Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
7/27/2010Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
7/27/2010Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the bill made in Senate.
select this voteVote7/27/2010Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3628
9/23/2010Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 3628 (Record Vote No. 220) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/23/2010Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 3628 (Record Vote No. 220) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote9/23/2010Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3628
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$2,006,569
$11,172,083
$5,255,119
$10,500
$18,444,271
4.1 times as much
$216,274
$999,208
$3,879,905
$709,121
$345,456
$883,027
$599,921
$2,836,997
$1,900,647
$3,964,136
$3,890,510
$490,700
$266,612
$1,651,002
$2,000
$1,947,268
$1,832,338
$1,748,053
$162,326
$606,098
$1,014,780
$6,562,931
$2,999,866
$112,430
$581,373
$1,404,501
$1,912,300
$8,848,973
$199,500
$113,950
$778,366
$1,588,597
$266,125
$522,800
$1,604,732
$231,253
$356,655
$299,839
$2,315,700
$406,809
$603,572
$202,946
$86,613
$3,708,705
$596,617
$57,987
$2,732,666
$637,753
$28,167
$3,279,486
$52,825
$16,050
$57,355
$55,500
$568,948
$2,629,797
$128,700
$29,000
$76,525,766

opposed this bill

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8 Organizations Supported and 64 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act

8 organizations supported this bill

Campaign Legal Center
The Campaign Legal Center (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
Common Cause
Common Cause (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
Democracy 21
Democracy 21 (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
League of Women Voters
League of Women Voters (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
People for the American Way
People for the American Way (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
Public Citizen
Public Citizen (2010, July 23). July 23, 2010 -- Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.
Sunlight Foundation
Schneider, Gabriela (2010, July 27). Senate's Nay Vote on DISCLOSE Act Leaves Americans in the Dark on Campaign Spending. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from Sunlight Foundation.
U.S. PIRG
U.S. PIRG (2010, July 23). Reform Groups Urge Senators to Oppose Filibuster & Support Passage of DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Campaign Legal Center.

64 organizations opposed this bill

60 Plus Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Agricultural Retailers Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Airforwarders Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Apparel & Footwear Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Association of Exporters and Importers
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Bakers Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Chemistry Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Civil Liberties Union
Murphy, Laura W. and Michael W. Macleod-Ball (2010, July 23). ACLU Opposes S. 3628 – The Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act. Retrieved July 26, 2010, from ACLU.
American Council of Engineering Companies
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Farm Bureau Federation
Kansas Farm Bureau (2010, July 26). AFBF Calls for ‘No’ Vote on DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from Kansas Farm Bureau.
American Financial Services Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Foundry Society
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Gas Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Insurance Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Lighting Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Petroleum Institute
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Trucking Associations
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
American Watch Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Builders & Contractors
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Equipment Distributors
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated Food Stores
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Associated General Contractors of America
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Association Benefits Corporation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Building Owners and Managers Association International
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Business Roundtable
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Center for Competitive Politics
Center for Competitive Politics (2010, July 22). Policy Briefing ‘DISCLOSE Act’: H.R. 5175 and S. 3628. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from Center for Competitive Politics.
Consumer Electronics Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Direct Marketing Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Edison Electric Institute
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Family Research Council
Family Research Council (2010). DISCLOSE: Dem Incumbents Seek Cash of Liberals, Oppress Speech Elsewhere. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from FRC.
Federation of American Hospitals
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Futures Industry Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Heritage Foundation
Spakovsky, Hans von (2010, July 23). DISCLOSE Act Assault on First Amendment Continues. Retrieved November 5, 2010, from The Heritage Foundation.
Independent Electrical Contractors
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
International Dairy Foods Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
International Franchise Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Manufacturers
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Federation of Independent Business
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Grain and Feed Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Mining Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Paper Trade Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Poultry and Food Distributors Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Restaurant Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Retail Federation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Right to Life Committee
David N. O’Steen, Executive Director; Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director & (2010, July 23). Letter to U.S. Senate. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from NRTLC.
National Roofing Contractors Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
National Taxpayers Union
National Taxpayers Union (2010, July 27). NO on S. 3628, the so-called DISCLOSE Act.. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from NTU.
North American Equipment Dealers Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
North American Meat Institute
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Printing Industries of America
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Public Service Research Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Renewing American Leadership
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Retail Industry Leaders Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Society of American Florists
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Textile Care Allied Trades Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Peck, Brad (2010, July 26). Key Vote Letter to the Senate Opposing the Disclose Act. Retrieved July 26, 2010, from Chamber Post.
U.S. Travel Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce et al. (2010, July 26). Multi-industry letter opposing the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act (DISCLOSE Act)" . Retrieved July 27, 2010, from U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,250$257,800
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,100$846,797
John BarrassoRWY$4,600$427,400
Max BaucusDMT$33,850$1,656,785
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$15,502$506,019
Mark BegichDAK$129,672$201,638
Michael F. BennetDCO$224,956$531,276
Bob BennettRUT$0$662,508
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,750$470,651
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$5,400$160,495
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,725,800$751,074
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,250$1,028,411
Sherrod BrownDOH$322,369$699,390
Sam BrownbackRKS$2,600$25,550
Jim BunningRKY$0$171,201
Richard BurrRNC$5,250$1,460,930
Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
Maria CantwellDWA$270,376$394,598
Ben CardinDMD$254,553$509,572
Tom CarperDDE$23,600$746,245
Bob CaseyDPA$527,205$1,020,666
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$12,000$2,560,502
Tom CoburnROK$2,650$439,404
William Thad CochranRMS$1,500$341,247
Susan M. CollinsRME$79,354$1,011,549
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$42,250$686,305
Bob CorkerRTN$22,526$2,039,291
John CornynRTX$42,375$2,016,964
Mike CrapoRID$2,350$665,768
Jim DeMintRSC$0$1,048,399
Chris DoddDCT$50,150$1,169,125
Byron DorganDND$16,200$564,035
Dick DurbinDIL$82,800$966,423
John EnsignRNV$7,600$589,745
Mike EnziRWY$0$333,350
Russ FeingoldDWI$325,749$400,222
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$130,020$520,733
Al FrankenDMN$434,288$407,642
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,253,214$1,196,582
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,750$908,445
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,800$1,051,238
Judd GreggRNH$0$33,300
Kay R. HaganDNC$843,997$346,749
Tom HarkinDIA$103,550$695,674
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$693,973
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$8,450$779,920
Jim InhofeROK$10,600$895,154
Dan InouyeDHI$6,400$394,630
Johnny IsaksonRGA$9,100$1,195,385
Mike JohannsRNE$0$850,273
Tim JohnsonDSD$68,210$672,579
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$124,498$393,300
Amy KlobucharDMN$931,704$639,509
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$19,500$1,697,103
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$238,077$1,001,929
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$43,087$563,213
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,300$152,835
Carl LevinDMI$107,253$425,471
Joe LiebermanICT$97,356$1,744,738
Blanche LincolnDAR$79,515$1,647,599
Dick LugarRIN$8,500$414,550
John McCainRAZ$9,800$790,840
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,085,880$576,670
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,550$2,927,687
Bob MenéndezDNJ$37,800$1,976,980
Jeff MerkleyDOR$206,985$306,791
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$109,391$297,598
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,950$634,434
Patty MurrayDWA$624,283$766,654
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,100$1,529,460
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$192,324$1,032,141
Mark L. PryorDAR$28,838$684,346
John "Jack" ReedDRI$18,250$492,150
Harry ReidDNV$180,077$1,635,360
Jim RischRID$3,300$501,822
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$7,350$1,025,768
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$40,450$445,800
Bernie SandersIVT$236,886$158,678
Chuck SchumerDNY$100,725$1,531,525
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$651,122
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,205,846$328,301
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$932,704
Olympia J. SnoweRME$58,872$401,723
Arlen SpecterDPA$61,250$1,476,346
Debbie StabenowDMI$785,052$726,609
Jon TesterDMT$182,172$278,305
John ThuneRSD$11,800$1,371,262
Mark UdallDCO$333,609$603,767
Tom UdallDNM$176,595$355,256
David VitterRLA$6,150$1,486,197
George VoinovichROH$8,100$642,618
Mark R. WarnerDVA$163,418$968,429
Jim WebbDVA$304,480$271,332
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$257,304$321,232
Roger F. WickerRMS$6,300$1,114,575
Ron WydenDOR$19,400$592,925

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$ From Interest Groups
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Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,250$257,800
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$14,100$846,797
John BarrassoRWY$4,600$427,400
Max BaucusDMT$33,850$1,656,785
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$15,502$506,019
Mark BegichDAK$129,672$201,638
Michael F. BennetDCO$224,956$531,276
Bob BennettRUT$0$662,508
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,750$470,651
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$5,400$160,495
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,725,800$751,074
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,250$1,028,411
Sherrod BrownDOH$322,369$699,390
Sam BrownbackRKS$2,600$25,550
Jim BunningRKY$0$171,201
Richard BurrRNC$5,250$1,460,930
Roland BurrisDIL$0$4,500
Maria CantwellDWA$270,376$394,598
Ben CardinDMD$254,553$509,572
Tom CarperDDE$23,600$746,245
Bob CaseyDPA$527,205$1,020,666
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$12,000$2,560,502
Tom CoburnROK$2,650$439,404
William Thad CochranRMS$1,500$341,247
Susan M. CollinsRME$79,354$1,011,549
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$42,250$686,305
Bob CorkerRTN$22,526$2,039,291
John CornynRTX$42,375$2,016,964
Mike CrapoRID$2,350$665,768
Jim DeMintRSC$0$1,048,399
Chris DoddDCT$50,150$1,169,125
Byron DorganDND$16,200$564,035
Dick DurbinDIL$82,800$966,423
John EnsignRNV$7,600$589,745
Mike EnziRWY$0$333,350
Russ FeingoldDWI$325,749$400,222
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$130,020$520,733
Al FrankenDMN$434,288$407,642
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,253,214$1,196,582
Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$3,750$908,445
Chuck GrassleyRIA$9,800$1,051,238
Judd GreggRNH$0$33,300
Kay R. HaganDNC$843,997$346,749
Tom HarkinDIA$103,550$695,674
Orrin G. HatchRUT$5,000$693,973
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$8,450$779,920
Jim InhofeROK$10,600$895,154
Dan InouyeDHI$6,400$394,630
Johnny IsaksonRGA$9,100$1,195,385
Mike JohannsRNE$0$850,273
Tim JohnsonDSD$68,210$672,579
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
John F. KerryDMA$124,498$393,300
Amy KlobucharDMN$931,704$639,509
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$19,500$1,697,103
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$238,077$1,001,929
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$43,087$563,213
George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,300$152,835
Carl LevinDMI$107,253$425,471
Joe LiebermanICT$97,356$1,744,738
Blanche LincolnDAR$79,515$1,647,599
Dick LugarRIN$8,500$414,550
John McCainRAZ$9,800$790,840
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,085,880$576,670
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$23,550$2,927,687
Bob MenéndezDNJ$37,800$1,976,980
Jeff MerkleyDOR$206,985$306,791
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$109,391$297,598
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,950$634,434
Patty MurrayDWA$624,283$766,654
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$34,100$1,529,460
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$192,324$1,032,141
Mark L. PryorDAR$28,838$684,346
John "Jack" ReedDRI$18,250$492,150
Harry ReidDNV$180,077$1,635,360
Jim RischRID$3,300$501,822
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$7,350$1,025,768
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$40,450$445,800
Bernie SandersIVT$236,886$158,678
Chuck SchumerDNY$100,725$1,531,525
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$651,122
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,205,846$328,301
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$932,704
Olympia J. SnoweRME$58,872$401,723
Arlen SpecterDPA$61,250$1,476,346
Debbie StabenowDMI$785,052$726,609
Jon TesterDMT$182,172$278,305
John ThuneRSD$11,800$1,371,262
Mark UdallDCO$333,609$603,767
Tom UdallDNM$176,595$355,256
David VitterRLA$6,150$1,486,197
George VoinovichROH$8,100$642,618
Mark R. WarnerDVA$163,418$968,429
Jim WebbDVA$304,480$271,332
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$257,304$321,232
Roger F. WickerRMS$6,300$1,114,575
Ron WydenDOR$19,400$592,925

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$11,172,083
Democratic/Liberal$5,255,119
Non-profit foundations$2,006,569
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,848,973
Hospitals$6,562,931
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,964,136
Restaurants & drinking establishments$3,890,510
Building trades unions$3,879,905
Electric Power utilities$3,708,705
Republican/Conservative$3,279,486
Engineering, architecture & construction mgmt svcs$2,999,866
Chemicals$2,836,997
Credit agencies & finance companies$2,732,666
Building operators and managers$2,629,797
Property & casualty insurance$2,315,700
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$1,947,268
Hotels & motels$1,912,300
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,900,647
Commodity brokers/dealers$1,832,338
Milk & dairy producers$1,748,053
Trucking companies & services$1,651,002
Food stores$1,604,732
Petroleum refining & marketing$1,588,597
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,404,501
Special trade contractors$1,014,780
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$999,208
Retail trade$883,027
Meat processing & products$778,366
Electrical contractors$709,121
Textiles & fabrics$637,753
Animal feed & health products$606,098
Poultry & eggs$603,572
Commercial printing & typesetting$599,921
Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$596,617
Fabricated metal products$581,373
Insurance$568,948
Construction equipment$522,800
Mining$490,700
Paper packaging materials$406,809
Direct mail advertising services$356,655
Florists & Nursery Services$345,456
Manufacturing$299,839
Small business associations$266,612
Builders associations$266,125
General business associations$231,253
Chambers of commerce$216,274
Lodging & tourism$202,946
Furniture & appliance stores$199,500
Wholesale trade$162,326
Communications & Electronics$128,700
Import/Export services$113,950
Personal products manufacturing$112,430
Pro-business associations$86,613
Labor, anti-union$57,987
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$57,355
Air freight$55,500
Fiscal & tax policy$52,825
Manmade fibers$29,000
Farm bureaus$28,167
Christian Conservative$16,050
Clocks & watches$2,000
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