Democrats Plan to Revisit Campaign Finance Legislation

US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, delivers remarks at the Second Annual 'Opportunities For All: Pathways of Poverty Summit on the Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2010.

Democrats will “look to bring up a stalled campaign finance reform bill for another key procedural vote on Thursday,” The Hill reports.

Jim Manley, a top spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Twitter the Senate would debate the Disclose Act on Wednesday, with an eye toward holding a vote on Thursday.

The legislation, crafted by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), looks to respond to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year loosening restrictions on corporate and labor spending in elections.

While the legislation enjoys some bipartisan support in the House, Senate Republicans have complained that the bill is a partisan effort to handicap GOP supporters while leaving traditional Democratic groups, like unions, less regulated.

(credit image – daylife/getty)


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