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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DISCLOSE ACT is Down But Not Out in Senate

Unable to reach 60 votes for cloture today Harry Reid called off the vote on the McCarthyite legislation of HR 5175 , the DISCLOSE Act.

Senators Snowe, Collins and Brown have all said they will not vote for the legislation and I even heard late today that Senator Feinstein said she would vote for cloture but not for the legislation.

From Fox --

Moderate Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, just told reporters she will not support proceeding with debate on a campaign finance bill, known as the DISCLOSE Act, a move that signals the end of the road for this legislation for now.

Complaining that there have been “no hearings, no vetting, no attempt to bring people together,” Snowe touted her own past work on the issue and added, “I know the new routine on legislation these days is to ram and jam…but it really does take time…It really does require building a consensus.”

Meanwhile, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, a gun control advocate, said she will support Democratic leaders’ effort to start debate on the legislation, but spokesman Gil Duran says the senator will not support the bill on final passage. And Feinstein told reporters moments ago that if today’s vote were one to shut off debate and move to final passage, she, too, would be a ‘no’ vote.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, the bill’s lead sponsor, had to keep in a House-passed exclusion from disclosure requirements for large membership groups like the NRA, in order to secure enough votes for passage. Feinstein opposes this carve out....

We all know this means we must remain vigilant and keep the pressure up and make sure no GOP and a few of the Democrats do not MAKE A DEAL, to get this passed!

Pat yourselves on the back now and scream hurray! But we remain alert & ready to burn up the phones, emails & faxes again! We will not be silenced!

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