S.2516: DISCLOSE Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 51 (49 Democrats, 2 Independents)
Introduced June 24, 2014
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2014 or the DISCLOSE Act of 2014 - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to redefine the term "independent expenditure" as an expenditure by a person that, when taken as a whole, expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or is the functional equivalent of express advocacy because it can be interpreted by a reasonable person only as advocating the election or defeat of a candidate, taking into account whether the communication involved mentions a candidacy, a political party, or a challenger to a candidate, or takes a position on a candidate's character, qualifications, or fitness for office.

Expands the period during which certain communications are treated as electioneering communications.

Prescribes disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, and certain other entities, including a political committee with an account e...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-610.
June 24, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.