Donation Disclosure Bill


House votes for campaign donation disclosure bill

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would impose strict campaign donation disclosure requirements on unions and corporations, despite Republican opposition and objections from liberal Democrats who were upset by some of the disclosure exemptions.

By a vote of 219-206, lawmakers approved the Disclose Act, intended to partially fill a void created when the Supreme Court overturned some campaign spending rules in January. The bill now goes to the Senate.

All Ohio members of Congress voted along party lines except for Warrensville Heights Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, who opposed the bill because it exempted certain organizations such as the National Rifle Association.

"Congress should ensure that no single special interest group is allowed to use its power and money to influence America's elections," said a statement issued by Fudge.

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