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S.2516: DISCLOSE Act of 2014
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||government operations and politics|
|You can||read the bill|
|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 introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
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)
|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.|