Yesterday I mentioned the “Disclose Act” that the U.S. House was supposed to vote on this week. This Bill would place new restrictions on the ability of incorporated groups, including pro-life groups like National Right to Life, to communicate with the public about the actions of federal lawmakers. If you don’t know much about it, NRLC has a full explanation of the Act here and Dave Andrusko has more on why it is so important to oppose “Disclose”.
I’m happy to report that the vote I warned about yesterday will no longer take place – this week at least. From Politico:
Following a rebellion by two important factions of rank-and-file House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has pulled a campaign-finance bill opposed by a broad coalition of special interest groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Pelosi and other Democratic leaders had scheduled a Friday vote on the DISCLOSE Act, a bill requiring special-interest groups to disclose their top donors if they choose to run TV ads or send out mass mailings in the final months of an election. The legislation is designed to roll back the controversial Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case, which overturned restrictions on corporate campaign activities.
But after complaints from the conservative Blue Dogs and the Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi was forced to pull the bill on Thursday night.
All is not clear yet. Some Democrat leadership aides say that a vote could be rescheduled for next week. I’ll be sure to keep you updated.