Democrats' campaign-finance bill is blocked by Senate Republicans

07/28/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

Senate Democrats were able to come up with only 57 votes, three short of the 60 required to end debate, to bring their campaign-finance bill, known as the DISCLOSE Act, to the Senate floor for final action. The bill was written in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the existing campaign-finance law that restricted political contributions by corporations. If it passes, the DISCLOSE Act will require organizations to say where they got the money to pay for political advertising.

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