Back in July, every Senate Republican blocked the chamber from even debating the bill. Today, every Senate Republican did exactly the same thing.
The Senate on Thursday once again blocked consideration of a controversial campaign finance measure that would require greater disclosure of corporate campaign spending.While the money has all been spent this election cycle it would have been nice to see the game made clearer in 2012. Oh well, that's what happens when you have a completely dysfunctional legislative system. IF "only" a 59-member majority supports something it necessarily dies.
A cloture motion to begin debate on the DISCLOSE Act fell short on a 59-39 vote. The outcome likely puts the legislation on the back burner until after the midterm elections, but it is unclear whether Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will try to take the issue up again during a lame-duck session.