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How it’s Playing: Senate GOP block the DISCLOSE Act

AP – Senate GOP block campaign spending disclosure bill - Senate Republicans blocked Democratic-backed legislation requiring organizations pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into campaign ads to disclose their top donors and the amounts they spend. GOP opposition prevented Democrats from getting the 60 votes needed to bring what is known as the Disclose Act to the…

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Reid: We Should Not Let Millionaires’ Money Drown Out The Voices Of The Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would have brought transparency to campaign finance law by requiring the disclosure of donor identities for campaign-related donations in excess of $10,000. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The corrosive effect of money…

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Reid Statement On Republican Refusal To Allow Transparency In Elections

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement after Republicans filibustered the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would have brought transparency to campaign finance law by requiring the disclosure of donor identities for campaign-related donations in excess of $10,000: “Senate Republicans today showed that their top priority is protecting a handful…

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Will These Pro-Disclosure Republicans Vote To Block DISCLOSE Act?

Tonight, Senate To Vote On DISCLOSE Act – Would Simply Require Outside Groups To Disclose Who Funds Their Political Activities Sen. Mitch McConnell in 1997: “Disclosure Is The Best Disinfectant” Sen. McConnell: “Disclosure of Campaign Contributions and Spending Should be Expedited.” “Public disclosure of campaign contributions and spending should be expedited so voters can judge for themselves…

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Reid: Republican Opposition To Transparency In Elections Makes Americans Wonder Who GOP Is Trying To Protect

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the DISCLOSE Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thomas Jefferson once said, “The end of democracy… will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” Campaign finance reforms protected against the kind of…

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