“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

SD

D

Abs

John Barrasso

WY

R

Nay

Michael Bennet

CO

D

Yea

Marsha Blackburn

TN

R

Nay

Richard Blumenthal

CT

D

Yea

Roy Blunt

SD

R

Nay

Cory Booker

NJ

D

Yea

John Boozman

SD

R

Nay

Mike Braun

IN

R

Nay

Sherrod Brown

OH

D

Yea

Richard Burr

NC

R

Nay

Maria Cantwell

WA

D

Yea

Shelley Capito

SD

R

Nay

Benjamin Cardin

MD

D

Yea

Thomas Carper

DE

D

Yea

Bob Casey

PA

D

Yea

Bill Cassidy

SD

R

Nay

Susan Collins

ME

R

Nay

Christopher Coons

DE

D

Yea

John Cornyn

TX

R

Nay

Catherine Cortez Masto

NV

D

Yea

Tom Cotton

SD

R

Nay

Kevin Cramer

ND

R

Nay

Mike Crapo

ID

R

Abs

Ted Cruz

TX

R

Nay

Steve Daines

MT

R

Nay

Tammy Duckworth

IL

D

Yea

Richard Durbin

IL

D

Yea

Joni Ernst

IA

R

Nay

Dianne Feinstein

CA

D

Yea

Deb Fischer

NE

R

Nay

Kirsten Gillibrand

SD

D

Yea

Lindsey Graham

SC

R

Nay

Chuck Grassley

IA

R

Nay

William Hagerty

SD

R

Nay

Maggie Hassan

NH

D

Yea

Josh Hawley

MO

R

Nay

Martin Heinrich

SD

D

Yea

John Hickenlooper

SD

D

Yea

Mazie Hirono

SD

D

Yea

John Hoeven

ND

R

Nay

Cindy Hyde-Smith

MS

R

Nay

James Inhofe

OK

R

Nay

Ron Johnson

WI

R

Nay

Tim Kaine

VA

D

Yea

Mark Kelly

SD

D

Yea

John Kennedy

LA

R

Nay

Angus King

ME

I

Yea

Amy Klobuchar

MN

D

Yea

James Lankford

SD

R

Nay

Patrick Leahy

VT

D

Yea

Mike Lee

UT

R

Nay

Ben Lujan

NM

D

Yea

Cynthia Lummis

WY

R

Nay

Joe Manchin

WV

D

Yea

Edward Markey

SD

D

Yea

Roger Marshall

KS

R

Nay

Mitch McConnell

KY

R

Nay

Robert Menendez

NJ

D

Yea

Jeff Merkley

OR

D

Yea

Jerry Moran

SD

R

Nay

Lisa Murkowski

AK

R

Nay

Christopher Murphy

SD

D

Yea

Patty Murray

WA

D

Yea

Thomas Ossoff

SD

D

Yea

Alex Padilla

SD

D

Yea

Rand Paul

KY

R

Nay

Gary Peters

SD

D

Yea

Rob Portman

OH

R

Nay

Jack Reed

RI

D

Yea

Jim Risch

ID

R

Nay

Mitt Romney

UT

R

Nay

Jacky Rosen

NV

D

Yea

Mike Rounds

SD

R

Nay

Marco Rubio

FL

R

Nay

Bernie Sanders

VT

I

Yea

Ben Sasse

NE

R

Nay

Brian Schatz

HI

D

Yea

Chuck Schumer

NY

D

Yea

Tim Scott

SD

R

Nay

Rick Scott

FL

R

Nay

Jeanne Shaheen

NH

D

Yea

Richard Shelby

AL

R

Nay

Krysten Sinema

AZ

D

Yea

Tina Smith

MN

D

Yea

Debbie Stabenow

MI

D

Yea

Dan Sullivan

AK

R

Nay

Jon Tester

MT

D

Yea

John Thune

SD

R

Nay

Thom Tillis

NC

R

Nay

Pat Toomey

PA

R

Nay

Thomas Tuberville

SD

R

Nay

Chris Van Hollen

MD

D

Yea

Mark Warner

VA

D

Yea

Raphael Warnock

SD

D

Yea

Elizabeth Warren

MA

D

Yea

Sheldon Whitehouse

RI

D

Yea

Roger Wicker

MS

R

Nay

Ron Wyden

OR

D

Yea

Todd Young

IN

R

Nay

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