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Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 22, 2022 11:38AM
Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
[thehill.com]

Senate Republicans voted Thursday to block the consideration of a bill to promptly require organizations that spend money on elections to promptly disclose the identities of donors who give $10,000 or more during an election cycle.

The body failed to invoke cloture on the measure, in a 49-49 vote. Every Republican present voted against the measure, while every Democrat voted for it.

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McConnell, a longtime opponent of campaign finance restrictions, dismissed the bill as a “liberal pet priority” that he said would give “unelected federal bureaucrats vastly more power over private citizens’ First Amendment rights and political activism.”

He called it an “insult to the First Amendment” and slammed Democrats for bringing it to the floor instead of legislation to curb inflation or to address other economic problems.

Schumer, however, noted on Tuesday that McConnell has supported requiring donor disclosure in the past.

“Even Leader McConnell used to support disclosure … then he did a 180-degree about-face,” Schumer said, quoting McConnell’s statement from 1997 that he thought disclosure was “the best disinfectant.”
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Re: Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 22, 2022 12:33PM
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Re: Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 22, 2022 02:26PM


Hah!

Brilliant!






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Re: Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 22, 2022 03:42PM
How to know which party has more dark money behind it in one easy step.
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Re: Republicans block bill requiring dark money groups to reveal donors
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 23, 2022 02:04PM
Cloture makes my head hurt. I wish the Senate could just vote on bills instead of all this petitions, filibusters, clotures, super majority crapola.



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