Poll: Should Congress Require Disclosure of Big Election Donors?

The DISCLOSE Act, blocked by Senate Republicans, would force donors over $10,000 to ID selves.

As noted by The Washington Post, the Senate on July 16 “failed to advance legislation that would require independent groups to disclose the names of contributors who give more than $10,000 for use in political campaigns. The measure, known as the DISCLOSE Act, died in a 51 to 44 vote on a procedural motion. It needed 60 votes to move forward.” The bill was in response to the secrecy allowed under the Citizens United case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Is this legislation needed? Or is it a case of partisan politics?

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DeNeice July 27, 2012 at 12:25 AM
You are CORRECT! Thanks.
Things I Learned July 27, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Oooh a cotillion! Will tax cheating Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner be there or is he stuck in Washington at Barack Obama's first Cabinet meeting since January? http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-holds-first-cabinet-meeting-january_648993.html Please tell us some more hi larious jokes about Ann Romney's MS therapy so we know why we should vote for Barack Obama!
Things I Learned July 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Brown v. Socialist Workers Comm., 459 U.S. 87 (1982) "Held: The disclosure provisions of the Ohio Campaign Expense Reporting Law requiring every candidate for political office to report the names and addresses of campaign contributors and recipients of campaign disbursements, cannot be constitutionally applied to appellee Socialist Workers Party (SWP), a minor political party that historically has been the object of harassment by Government officials and private parties. Pp. 459 U. S. 91-102." Client #9
Komfort July 27, 2012 at 05:39 PM
"It is VITAL that we KNOW who is behind which candidates." I agree, Belinda. http://sandiegopatriots.com/2011/06/21/bob-filners-links-to-democratic-socialists-of-america/


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