Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted -- for the second day in a row -- to block consideration of the DISCLOSE Act:
"Today, Senate Republicans had yet another opportunity to promote transparency in our political system; yet, for the second day in a row, Republicans chose to protect the special interests and allow secret corporate dollars to dominate our elections.
"Americans have already seen the widespread impact of unlimited corporate dollars flooding our airwaves. All voters deserve to know who is behind these advertisements, who is influencing candidates and campaigns, and who is hiding behind the Republican effort to keep donors in the shadows.
"In the past, Democrats and Republicans have agreed that "sunlight is the best disinfectant.' Now, it's time to back up those words with deeds. We must pass the DISCLOSE Act to restore accountability to our campaigns, ensure a level playing field in our politics, promote fairness for our middle class, and let the voters decide the outcome of our elections."