“NO” ON DISCLOSE ACT

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The Club for Growth opposes the DISCLOSE Act and urges all Senators to vote NO on cloture on the motion to proceed. A vote is likely to occur soon. The results of this vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2022 congressional scorecard.

The Disclose Act would create new and additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities. The DISCLOSE Act’s fundamental purpose is to enable cancel culture and the intimidation of Americans exercising their right to free speech through political giving and campaign contributions. How? The bill requires the identification of every beneficial owner of the covered organization by name and current residential or business street address – a road map for even more political retribution, threats, and violence. The bill would result in less political activity, which will empower the entrenched ruling class led by incumbent Senators and Representatives that have held public office for decades, as well as an incumbent president.

Citizens United was a 2010 landmark decision from the Supreme Court which decided the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act’s prohibition of all independent expenditures by corporations and unions violated the First Amendment’s protected right of free speech. The decision allowed for the creation of so-called Super PACs – AKA- Independent Expenditure Committees, which are highly regulated by the Federal Election Commission. Super PACs are already required to report donors publicly. But these existing disclosure requirements are not enough for those that wake up every day with the mission to kill political speech. From the COVID pandemic to cancel culture, the radical left wants to punish free speech in America – an inherent right endowed to all Americans through our creator.

To be clear, Club for Growth does not oppose restrictions on foreign nationals interfering in American elections. Club for Growth supports the prohibition of foreign money in Federal elections. But it is already illegal for any American candidate to accept or solicit a campaign contribution from a foreign national.

Finally, the authors of this legislation understand some provisions are very likely going to be deemed unconstitutional so they included a severability clause allowing for the remainder of the Act to not be affected by the holding. Congress should not pass unconstitutional legislation.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 117th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.

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Vote Results

Club Position

No

Required for Majority

1/2

Vote Results

Cloture Motion Rejected

Vote Number

346

Vote Date

September 22, 2022

Vote Counts

YEAs:

49

NAYs:

49

Not Voting:

2

Name

State

Party

Vote Position

Tammy Baldwin

WI

D

A

John Barrasso

WY

R

N

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Y

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

N

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Y

Roy Blunt

MO

R

N

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Y

John Boozman

AR

R

N

Mike Braun

IN

R

N

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Y

Richard Burr

NC

R

N

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Y

Shelley Moore Capito

WV

R

N

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Y

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Y

Bob Casey

PA

D

Y

Bill Cassidy

LA

R

N

Susan Collins

ME

R

N

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Y

John Cornyn

TX

R

N

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Y

Tom Cotton

AR

R

N

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

N

Mike Crapo

ID

R

A

Ted Cruz

TX

R

N

Steve Daines

MT

R

N

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Y

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Y

Joni Ernst

IA

R

N

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Y

Deb Fischer

NE

R

N

Kirsten Gillibrand

NY

D

Y

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

N

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

N

Bill Hagerty

TN

R

N

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Y

Josh Hawley

MO

R

N

Martin Heinrich

NM

D

Y

John Hickenlooper

CO

D

Y

Mazie Hirono

HI

D

Y

John Hoeven

ND

R

N

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

N

James Inhofe

OK

R

N

Ron Johnson

WI

R

N

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Y

Mark Kelly

AZ

D

Y

John Kennedy

LA

R

N

Angus King

ME

I

Y

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Y

James Lankford

OK

R

N

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Y

Mike Lee

UT

R

N

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Y

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

N

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Y

Edward Markey

MA

D

Y

Roger Marshall

KS

R

N

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

N

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Y

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Y

Jerry Moran

KS

R

N

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

N

Christopher Murphy

CT

D

Y

Patty Murray

WA

D

Y

Thomas Ossoff

GA

D

Y

Alex Padilla

CA

D

Y

Rand Paul

KY

R

N

Gary Peters

MI

D

Y

Rob Portman

OH

R

N

Jack Reed

RI

D

Y

Jim Risch

ID

R

N

Mitt Romney

UT

R

N

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Y

Mike Rounds

SD

R

N

Marco Rubio

FL

R

N

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Y

Ben Sasse

NE

R

N

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Y

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Y

Tim Scott

SC

R

N

Rick Scott

FL

R

N

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Y

Richard Shelby

AL

R

N

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Y

Tina Smith

MN

D

Y

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Y

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

N

Jon Tester

MT

D

Y

John Thune

SD

R

N

Thom Tillis

NC

R

N

Pat Toomey

PA

R

N

Tommy Tuberville

AL

R

N

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Y

Mark Warner

VA

D

Y

Raphael Warnock

GA

D

Y

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Y

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Y

Roger Wicker

MS

R

N

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Y

Todd Young

IN

R

N

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