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S. 3369 - Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012

Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
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 of 2012

S. 3369 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012
  • DISCLOSE Act of 2012
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Business records
  • Congressional elections
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Financial services and investments
  • Government information and archives
  • Labor-management relations
  • Political advertising
  • Political parties and affiliation
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Tax-exempt organizations
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Major Actions
Introduced7/10/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 33697/16/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
51 voted YES 44 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 33697/17/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
53 voted YES 45 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/10/2012
7/10/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar7/11/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 446.
7/12/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/12/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
7/12/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
7/16/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/16/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) entered in Senate.
select this voteVote7/16/2012On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3369
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/17/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
select this voteVote7/17/2012On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3369
7/24/2012Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.2 times as much
$750
$38,900
$11,571,318
$3,082,567
$20,071,145
$893,441
$398,449
$36,056,570
$962,314
$8,960,737
$234,182
$128,008
$620,890
$43,700
$36,075
$262,394
$11,248,300
37 Organizations Supported and 11 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012

37 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for a Just Society
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Americans for Campaign Reform
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Brennan Center for Justice
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Campaign Legal Center
Herbert, J. Gerald and Meredith McGehee (2012, July 12). Legal Center Urges Senators to Pass DISCLOSE Act . Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Campaign Legal Center.
Center for Media and Democracy
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Center for the Study of Democratic Societies
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Citizen Works
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington
Miller, Jeremy (2012, July 12). Disclose Act Returns. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from CREW.
Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Coffee Party USA
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Common Cause
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Consumer Watchdog
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Corporate Ethics International
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
CREDO Action
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Democracy 21
Democracy 21 (n.d.). Senators Face Clear Choice: For Disclosure to Inform Citizens or For Secret Money in Elections. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Democracy 21.
Democracy for America
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Demos
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Earth Friends Conservation Fund
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Free Speech for People
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Global Democracy Project
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Greenpeace
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Harrington Investments
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Heartland Democracy
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
League of Women Voters
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Main Street Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
MapLight
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
National People's Action
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
New Progressive Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Rootstrikers
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Sunlight Foundation
Rosenberg, Lisa (2012, July 12). What You Should Know about the DISCLOSE Act Part 1: What is the DISCLOSE Act?. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Sunlight Foundation.
Trillium Asset Management, LLC
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Union of Concerned Scientists
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
United Republic
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Walden Asset Management
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Wolf PAC
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Working Families Party
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Zevin Asset Management
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.

11 organizations opposed this bill

Club for Growth
Roth, Andrew (2012, July 13). Key Vote Alert - “NO” on the DISCLOSE Act . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Club for Growth.
Family Research Council
FRC (2012, July 13). Disclose Don't Make the Man. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from FRC.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2012, July 16). Key Vote NO on DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from FreedomWorks.
Gun Owners of America
GOA (2012, July 16). DISCLOSE Act Moving Again – Senate to Vote on anti-Free Speech Bill on Monday . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Ammoland.
National Association of Manufacturers
NAM (n.d.). Contact Congress to Protect Manufacturing Against the DISCLOSE ACT and Defend Freedom of Speech!. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Manufacturing Works.
National Religious Broadcasters
NRB (2012, May 22). Senate to Vote on DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NRB.
National Rifle Association
Allen, Michael (2012, July 13). NRA Threatens Senators Who Support Bill That Would LIst Financial Supporters of Attack Ads. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Opposing Views.
National Right to Life Committee
O’Steen, David N. & Douglas Johnson (2012, July 13). RE: “DISCLOSE Act” (S. 3369). Retrieved July 16, 2012, from .
National Taxpayers Union
Swift, Nan (2012, July 13). NTU Urges All Senators to Vote “NO” on S. 3369, More Commonly Called the Disclose Act. . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NTU.
North American Equipment Dealers Association
NAEDA (2012, July 10). “DISCLOSE 2012” LEGISLATION Brief Summary of Concerns. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NAEDA.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, Bruce R. (2012, July 13). Key Vote letter on S. 3369, the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012" (DISCLOSE ACT). Retrieved July 16, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$164,416$103,733
Kelly AyotteRNH$236,246$175,561
John BarrassoRWY$98,300$90,099
Max BaucusDMT$438,775$18,800
Mark BegichDAK$496,626$0
Michael BennetDCO$838,470$3,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,250$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$338,556$1,000
Roy BluntRMO$447,629$332,421
John BoozmanRAR$58,197$113,233
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,175,333$19,850
Scott BrownRMA$1,554,079$869,838
Sherrod BrownDOH$661,483$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$209,595$118,895
Maria CantwellDWA$325,607$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$240,386$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$173,250$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$336,353$7,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$174,650$589,648
Daniel CoatsRIN$158,497$131,550
Tom CoburnROK$60,900$146,196
William Thad CochranRMS$7,800$22,700
Susan CollinsRME$216,400$164,733
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,600$0
Chris CoonsDDE$92,377$3,100
Bob CorkerRTN$493,310$111,870
John CornynRTX$314,575$482,327
Mike CrapoRID$229,483$25,850
Jim DeMintRSC$135,683$402,224
Dick DurbinDIL$437,646$9,250
Mike EnziRWY$94,250$20,700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$150,950$2,000
Alan FrankenDMN$1,435,795$9,210
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,897,428$7,210
Lindsey GrahamRSC$106,950$74,600
Chuck GrassleyRIA$109,000$84,350
Kay HaganDNC$1,996,269$6,500
Tom HarkinDIA$267,228$1,000
Orrin HatchRUT$370,050$42,750
Dean HellerRNV$252,107$237,093
John HoevenRND$64,500$55,250
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,650$98,800
Jim InhofeROK$19,850$189,775
Dan InouyeDHI$52,100$200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$127,850$49,950
Mike JohannsRNE$67,554$97,946
Ron JohnsonRWI$111,278$278,203
Tim JohnsonDSD$553,019$2,500
John KerryDMA$496,880$0
Mark KirkRIL$851,927$456,027
Amy KlobucharDMN$168,624$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$12,800$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$348,215$3,900
Frank LautenbergDNJ$602,678$4,750
Patrick LeahyDVT$129,875$0
Mike LeeRUT$21,166$75,546
Carl LevinDMI$297,713$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$15,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$97,374$30,400
Joe ManchinDWV$159,215$28,200
John McCainRAZ$149,675$281,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$388,438$3,650
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$735,126$552,308
Bob MenéndezDNJ$401,086$5,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$716,724$1,000
Barbara MikulskiDMD$94,182$500
Jerry MoranRKS$84,300$55,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$72,550$23,008
Patty MurrayDWA$359,812$13,150
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$75,050$15,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,241$4,250
Rand PaulRKY$79,245$335,056
Rob PortmanROH$475,274$303,681
Mark PryorDAR$150,300$2,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$263,960$500
Harry ReidDNV$769,136$29,250
Jim RischRID$28,550$251,459
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$139,250$197,699
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$197,350$1,500
Marco RubioRFL$318,417$900,270
Bernie SandersIVT$322,770$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,240,578$1,360
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,500$114,270
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$779,228$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$381,600$22,150
Olympia SnoweRME$109,990$21,550
Debbie StabenowDMI$381,214$9,050
Jon TesterDMT$724,730$3,750
John ThuneRSD$229,762$475,892
Patrick ToomeyRPA$515,833$1,272,033
Mark UdallDCO$1,034,061$1,500
Tom UdallDNM$786,074$500
David VitterRLA$128,200$320,978
Mark WarnerDVA$1,819,842$11,450
Jim WebbDVA$38,520$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$256,056$850
Roger WickerRMS$132,750$194,625
Ron WydenDOR$218,229$500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$164,416$103,733
Kelly AyotteRNH$236,246$175,561
John BarrassoRWY$98,300$90,099
Max BaucusDMT$438,775$18,800
Mark BegichDAK$496,626$0
Michael BennetDCO$838,470$3,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,250$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$338,556$1,000
Roy BluntRMO$447,629$332,421
John BoozmanRAR$58,197$113,233
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,175,333$19,850
Scott BrownRMA$1,554,079$869,838
Sherrod BrownDOH$661,483$5,000
Richard BurrRNC$209,595$118,895
Maria CantwellDWA$325,607$2,000
Ben CardinDMD$240,386$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$173,250$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$336,353$7,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$174,650$589,648
Daniel CoatsRIN$158,497$131,550
Tom CoburnROK$60,900$146,196
William Thad CochranRMS$7,800$22,700
Susan CollinsRME$216,400$164,733
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,600$0
Chris CoonsDDE$92,377$3,100
Bob CorkerRTN$493,310$111,870
John CornynRTX$314,575$482,327
Mike CrapoRID$229,483$25,850
Jim DeMintRSC$135,683$402,224
Dick DurbinDIL$437,646$9,250
Mike EnziRWY$94,250$20,700
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$150,950$2,000
Alan FrankenDMN$1,435,795$9,210
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,897,428$7,210
Lindsey GrahamRSC$106,950$74,600
Chuck GrassleyRIA$109,000$84,350
Kay HaganDNC$1,996,269$6,500
Tom HarkinDIA$267,228$1,000
Orrin HatchRUT$370,050$42,750
Dean HellerRNV$252,107$237,093
John HoevenRND$64,500$55,250
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,650$98,800
Jim InhofeROK$19,850$189,775
Dan InouyeDHI$52,100$200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$127,850$49,950
Mike JohannsRNE$67,554$97,946
Ron JohnsonRWI$111,278$278,203
Tim JohnsonDSD$553,019$2,500
John KerryDMA$496,880$0
Mark KirkRIL$851,927$456,027
Amy KlobucharDMN$168,624$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$12,800$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$348,215$3,900
Frank LautenbergDNJ$602,678$4,750
Patrick LeahyDVT$129,875$0
Mike LeeRUT$21,166$75,546
Carl LevinDMI$297,713$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$15,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$97,374$30,400
Joe ManchinDWV$159,215$28,200
John McCainRAZ$149,675$281,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$388,438$3,650
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$735,126$552,308
Bob MenéndezDNJ$401,086$5,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$716,724$1,000
Barbara MikulskiDMD$94,182$500
Jerry MoranRKS$84,300$55,400
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$72,550$23,008
Patty MurrayDWA$359,812$13,150
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$75,050$15,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$354,241$4,250
Rand PaulRKY$79,245$335,056
Rob PortmanROH$475,274$303,681
Mark PryorDAR$150,300$2,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$263,960$500
Harry ReidDNV$769,136$29,250
Jim RischRID$28,550$251,459
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$139,250$197,699
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$197,350$1,500
Marco RubioRFL$318,417$900,270
Bernie SandersIVT$322,770$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,240,578$1,360
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,500$114,270
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$779,228$0
Richard ShelbyRAL$381,600$22,150
Olympia SnoweRME$109,990$21,550
Debbie StabenowDMI$381,214$9,050
Jon TesterDMT$724,730$3,750
John ThuneRSD$229,762$475,892
Patrick ToomeyRPA$515,833$1,272,033
Mark UdallDCO$1,034,061$1,500
Tom UdallDNM$786,074$500
David VitterRLA$128,200$320,978
Mark WarnerDVA$1,819,842$11,450
Jim WebbDVA$38,520$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$256,056$850
Roger WickerRMS$132,750$194,625
Ron WydenDOR$218,229$500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$20,071,145
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Environmental policy$3,082,567
Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
Small business associations$398,449
Human Rights$38,900
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Pro-Guns$962,314
Construction equipment$620,890
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Manufacturing$234,182
Abortion policy/Pro-Life$128,008
Christian Conservative$43,700
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075
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