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13-HR0148 on Jan 3, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: DISCLOSE 2013 Act
Source: H.R.148
Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections Act of 2013 or DISCLOSE 2013 Act:
  • Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to redefine the term "independent expenditure" as an expenditure that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or is the functional equivalent of express advocacy because it can be interpreted 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 candidates, 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 campaign-related disbursements.
  • Requires any communication transmitted through radio or television to include an individual or organizational disclosure statement, together with:
    1. the Top Two Funders List of the persons providing the largest and second largest aggregate payments of $10,000 or more for a radio communication, and
    2. the Top Five Funders List of the five persons providing the largest aggregate payments of $10,000 or more for a television communication.
  • Repeals the prohibition against political contributions by individuals age 17 or younger.
  • Requires a covered organization which submits regular, periodic reports to its shareholders, members, or donors on its finances or activities to include in each report, in a clear and conspicuous manner, the information included in the statements it has filed about campaign-related disbursements the organization has made during the period covered by the report.
  • Requires semiannual reports on election campaign contributions by registered lobbyists for any independent expenditure of $1,000 or more, including electioneering communication.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Stricter limits on political campaign funds Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Full disclosure of campaign spending (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored full disclosure of campaign spending (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 13-HR0148

Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 3, 2013
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 3, 2013
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 3, 2013
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 14, 2013
John Carney s1oDelaware DemocratFeb 15, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 4, 2013
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina DemocratJan 3, 2013
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratJan 3, 2013
Henry Cuellar s1oTexas DemocratJan 3, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 3, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland DemocratJan 23, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 14, 2013
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratJan 4, 2013
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratJan 23, 2013
Jim Himes s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 4, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey DemocratFeb 15, 2013
Steve Israel s1oNew York DemocratJan 3, 2013
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratFeb 14, 2013
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratFeb 4, 2013
John Larson s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 3, 2013
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratJan 4, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 3, 2013
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 4, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 14, 2013
Rick Nolan s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 4, 2013
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratJan 3, 2013
Ed Perlmutter s1oColorado DemocratJan 23, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratJan 23, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 23, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s2pMaryland DemocratJan 3, 2013
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratJan 4, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-HR0148



Independents participating in 13-HR0148



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 34
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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