Alexander Votes Against Senate Majority’s Attempt to “Influence Upcoming Elections to Its Own Advantage”

Posted on September 23, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding his vote against bringing the DISCLOSE Act to the Senate floor:

“Americans want us to focus on creating good-paying, private-sector jobs – not protecting the jobs of politicians in Washington. Yet, instead of focusing on the economy, the Democratic majority is trying for the second time this year to pass a bill that would change the law in order to influence the upcoming elections to its own party’s advantage. This bill, which would favor some groups over others, is not the right way to make sure our elections are fair and clean.”

The motion to bring the bill to the Senate floor for debate required 60 votes; the motion failed, 59-39.

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