S. 2349 (109th): Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2006


Mar 1, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Passed House & Senate on May 23, 2006

This bill was passed by Congress on May 23, 2006 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)


Trent Lott

Senator from Mississippi



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Last Updated: May 23, 2006
Length: 59 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide greater transparency with respect to lobbying activities, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to clarify when organizations described in section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 must register as political committees, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Feb 28, 2006
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 1, 2006

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 9, 2006
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

Mar 29, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

May 23, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

May 23, 2006
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 8, 2006 11:30 a.m.
Amendment Rejected 44/55
Mar 9, 2006 2:03 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 51/47
Mar 28, 2006 5:22 p.m.
Amendment Agreed to 84/13
Mar 28, 2006 5:55 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 81/16
Mar 29, 2006 11:40 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 68/30
Mar 29, 2006 3:33 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 57/41
Mar 29, 2006 4:19 p.m.
Bill Passed 90/8

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S.Res. 525 (Related)
Senate Legislative Transparency and Accountability Resolution of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2006

H.R. 5677 (Related)
Ethics and Lobbying Reform Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2006

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