Summer heat wilts DISCLOSE momentum

The Hill reports on the prospects for the DISCLOSE Act’s consideration in the Senate.

Advocates say Reid wants to bypass the committee process and bring the bill directly to the floor in the hopes of quicker passage.

But the required 60 votes have yet to materialize. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) have criticized exemptions inserted to secure House passage, and key Republican swing votes, Sens. Scott Brown (Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine), have registered their disapproval. Brown said it would be “inappropriate” to rush the legislation into law during an election season.

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