S. 3628 (111th): Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act


Jul 21, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on September 23, 2010.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2010
Length: 118 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 5175 (Related)
Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 24, 2010

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 3628” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 21, 2010
Reported by Committee
Jul 22, 2010
Failed Cloture in the Senate
Jul 27, 2010
Failed Cloture in the Senate
Sep 23, 2010


7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Jul 27, 2010 3:22 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 57/41
Sep 23, 2010 2:20 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 59/39

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