S. 3369 (112th): Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012

Introduced:

Jul 10, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

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 July 17, 2012.

Sponsor:

Sheldon Whitehouse

Senator from Rhode Island

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2012
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jul 10, 2012
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 11, 2012
 
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 16, 2012
 
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.

Jul 17, 2012
 
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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3369”). 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
40 cosponsors (39D, 1I) (show)
Votes
Jul 16, 2012 6:08 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 51/44
Jul 17, 2012 3:05 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 53/45

Related Bills

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

S. 2516 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 24, 2014

S. 2219 (Related)
Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2012

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