After looking dead as a doornail as recently as one week ago, the unfortunately named “DISCLOSE Act” is showing signs of life.
Yesterday the United States House of Representatives passed the DISCLOSE Act by a vote of 219-206. Although only two Republicans ultimately supported the measure, thirty-six Democrats voted “no.”
Part of what spurred the DISCLOSE Act in the House was Senator Harry Reid’s promise that the Senate would take up the bill if it cleared the House. Whether that turns out to be true, and whether the DISCLOSE Act can muster 60 “yes” votes in this tumultuous election season, is something that only time will tell.
For more IJ analysis of the DISCLOSE Act, click here.