The Disclosure Act did not pass in the Senate. Sixty votes were required, and the Senate Republicans voted along party lines 45 against and 53 for. This Act would require public disclosure of the spending $10,000 or more on political advertising, by a person, labor union or corporation. Not one Senate Republican supported this bill that allows the smears, half-truths, and outright lies that we will be subject to during the next political campaigns.
Controlling corruption of our political system should not be a partisan issue. Many Republicans privately said they were in favor of the public knowing whose money is behind attack adds.