After the Supreme Court removed barriers to corporate political spending in the 2010 Citizens United case, members of Congress introduced the DISCLOSE Act to help citizens keep track of who is spending money to influence our votes and elected officials. While donations made directly to candidates and parties generally are reported already, some "independent" groups are pumping millions of dollars from secret donors into TV ads supporting some candidates and opposing others. DISCLOSE would require reporting of contributions exceeding $10,000 to those groups and would apply equally to corporate and labor union spending.

DISCLOSE passed the House in 2010 but was stalled by a filibuster in the Senate, where it received 59 votes, a substantial majority but one vote short of the 60 needed to secure passage.

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Tomorrow, Saturday February 12, 2016, one of CCNM’s priority bills, SB11 Campaign Finance Disclosure, sponsored by Sen. Peter Wirth and Rep. James Smith will be heard in the Senate Rules committee at 9 AM. Please spread the word and...

Campaign Finance Bill in Senate Rules Committee Tomorrow at 9AM!
February 12, 2016

Today was another great day at the Roundhouse for disclosure! HB 105 Electronic Reporting Requirements passed the House unanimously and moves on to the Senate in the final week of the session. This bill will amend the Campaign Reporting Act and...

Campaign Finance Improvement Bill Heads to Senate!
February 11, 2016

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