Senate Votes on DISCLOSE Act

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Senate will vote today on the DISCLOSE Act, a bill already approved by the House, that would require corporations to disclose their spending on federal political campaigns and to reveal their identities in any political ads they fund. The bill is being seen as the Democrats' answer to the Supreme Courts's ruling on the Citizens United case, which allowed big corporations, domestic and foreign, to spend unlimited amounts of money on American elections.

Dave Levinthal, communications director at the Center for Responsive Politics, doesn't believe this bill, if passed, will have any effect on this year's midterm elections, but that it could have an impact in 2012. Also joining us is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich for the latest on the vote.


David Levinthal and Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [2]

Susan from Brooklyn, NY

It was stated on your show that union dues that were responsible for many small donations. They are not dues. Dues are not allowed to go to political campaigns. They are additional, optional, donations, aside from your dues, that you contribute to a polical action fund that is separate.
-A proud 1199 member and former delegate

Jul. 17 2012 07:20 AM

I just wonder if it ever dawned on anyone at The Takeaway, that there might be more than one side to this story...

Jul. 27 2010 07:13 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.