Senate to take second shot Tuesday to advance DISCLOSE Act

The Senate will try again to advance the DISCLOSE Act Tuesday, after Republicans prevented it from moving on Monday.
Senators are scheduled to hold a procedural vote on the bill at 3 p.m. — technically, a motion to limit debate on a motion to proceed to the bill. That vote will follow Tuesday morning debate on the bill, after a long debate Monday night for Democrats.
Democratic senators made floor speeches Monday until after midnight in support of S. 3369, which would require companies, unions and other entities to report campaign spending of more than $10,000. They started shortly before 7 p.m., and spent the night without interruption from a single GOP senator.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) chided GOP members for not showing up for the “midnight vigil.”
“The fact that we’ve been on the floor for five hours and there hasn’t been a pause says something,” Schumer said late Monday evening. “The fact that no one else on the other side of the aisle has come to the floor says something as well.”
Schumer said he thought it was “unfortunate” that Republicans would not allow a vote and further debate on the bill, and inferred that their opposition was politically motivated.

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