For Immediate Release Minority Again Kills Disclosure Bill

Posted on July 17, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Twice within 24-hours, a minority of Senators have taken the path of obstruction over transparency and disclosure in our elections. After a marathon seven-hour overnight session on the floor of the United States Senate that lasted until early this morning, Senate Republicans voted again to block the full chamber from proceeding to consideration of the DISCLOSE Act (S.3369) by a vote of 53 to 45.

"A minority of the Senate has chosen to side with billionaires and corporate titans over the public's right-to-know," said Bob Edgar,President and CEO of Common Cause. "Americans should not accept the phony excuses offered by the Republicans that give cover to the very few who seek to buy our democracy in their shadow campaigns. A majority of the Senate and a majority of the American people should be enough to proceed to debating this bill on its merits."

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Tags: Disclosure, The Filibuster

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