Monday’s political law links (7/16/12)

POST PUSH ON DISCLOSE ACT.   The Washington Post editorializes in support of the Disclose Act of 2012 here.

DISCLOSE DAY.  According to the Senate floor schedule for today, “Following disposition of the McNulty nomination, the Senate will resume Legislative Session and there will be 10 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees prior to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Legislative Calendar #446, S.3369, the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act. As a reminder, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S.3369 on Thursday, July 12th.”

ROFF OPPOSES DISCLOSE.  Here.  “On Monday the U.S. Senate is going to again take up the DISCLOSE Act, an effort the Democrats and their allies want to pass in order to be able to intimidate donors to the GOP, to Romney, and to conservative causes.”

MOVING WITHOUT MCCAIN.  The Hill.  “Whitehouse has been in negotiations with McCain in an effort to secure his backing but has so far unsuccessfully.”

LDA FILING REMINDER.  Here.  “The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended by the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, requires all active registrants to file quarterly lobbying activity reports with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. The second quarter report is due Friday, July 20, 2012, covering April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012.”

CAIN SUPER PAC NEWS.  Here.  “Between April and June, Cain Connections PAC donated $75,000 to Cain-operated political nonprofit group Cain Solutions, new federal filings show.”

D SUPER PAC NUMBERS.  Story here.  “Four prominent Democratic super PACs said Friday they’ve collectively raised $25 million during the year’s second quarter.”

SQUARE DONATIONS.  Here.  “Using the card-reading device that attaches to an iPhone or iPad, [a] candidate can accept on-the-spot donation at rallies and appearances—and Square’s new fund-raising feature allows campaigns to collect FEC-required information on a donor’s name, address, occupation, and employer.”

LIST ACCESS OK.  Story here.  “In a victory for Republicans, the federal government has agreed to let Florida use a law enforcement database to challenge people’s right to vote if they are suspected of not being U.S. citizens.”

MA CAMPAIGN RETURNS FUNDS.  Story here.  “House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign said Saturday it has returned what it believes are all the questionable contributions tied to an alleged scheme to stop legislation at the state Capitol that would have imposed taxes on Connecticut roll-your-own tobacco shops.”


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