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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