April 25, 2012 •
The bill currently has 24 co-sponsors and bipartisan support
During a Rules Committee hearing, the U.S. Senate considered a bill requiring senators to file electronically with the Federal Election Commission, just as members of the House of Representatives and presidential candidates do. The bill, called the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, was sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and received support from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).
For full news coverage, be sure to read:
“Senate considers entering digital age for campaign filings” by Susan Davis in USA Today.
“Schumer: Senators should file campaign reports electronically” by Tom Brune in Newsday.
Image of the Seal of the United States Senate by Ipankonin on Wikipedia.
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