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

Introduced:

Jul 21, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
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.

Sponsor:

Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York

Democrat

Text:

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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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jul 21, 2010
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 22, 2010
 
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.

Jul 27, 2010
 
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.

Sep 23, 2010
 
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.

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

Details

Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Votes
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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