The Supreme Court recently ruled that aggregate contribution limits to political candidates are unconstitutional. Although we are disappointed by this outcome, we will continue to push for real-time transparency of hard money contributions.

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UPDATE

Senator Tester just introduced an amendment to the STOCK Act requiring Senate candidates to report campaign contributions electronically, just like all other federal candidates already do. In an age where secret campaign cash is king, this common-sense measure is all the more essential to shed light on the financiers of federal campaigns and save taxpayer money.

We're excited that there's progress on this issue! In the meantime, you can read the STOCK Act. We'll have more information soon.

Tell the Senate: Use the Net!

Why would the Senate not take action to save money, increase transparency, inform voters, prevent errors in public information and cut down on waste? Maybe they just don’t know how to use the Internet...

To ensure transparency in our elections, we need to know how campaigns are funded. The best way for campaigns to file the required forms is electronically. In fact, candidates for the House of Representatives and the Presidency have been required to “e-file” for years. The Senate is the only group left that hasn’t figured out how to use the Internet.

Want to see if your senators have learned how to get on the ‘net? Check out the list below to see if your senators have started e-filing -- and then give them a call to ask them to electronically-file. Make sure to let us know how it went -- together, we can create greater transparency by getting the Senate on the Internet.

Take action now: Call your senators and ask them to get on the Internet.

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Want to see if your senators have learned how to get on the ‘net? Check out the list to see if your senators have started e-filing -- and then give them a call to ask them to electronically-file. Make sure to let us know how it went -- together, we can create greater transparency by getting the Senate on the Internet.

If your senators are voluntarily e-filing, make sure to let them know you appreciate their effort to create greater transparency and increase government efficiency.

If your senators are not voluntarily e-filing, give them a call and ask them if they need some help figuring out how to use this new-fangled thingamajig called the Internet -- and then ask if they’ll commit to e-filing.

Want to know more about Senate electronic filing? Check out this page for more coverage.

The following organizations support Use the Net
  • The Campaign Finance Institute
  • The Campaign Legal Center
  • Common Cause
  • Center for Responsive Politics
  • Fix Congress First!
  • Judicial Watch
  • MapLight
  • OMB Watch
  • OpenTheGovernment.org
  • Public Campaign
  • Public Citizen
  • U.S. PIRG
State Senator Party Currently E-Files Will E-File Call
AK Lisa Murkowski R No   Call Now
AK Mark Begich D No   Call Now
AL Richard Shelby R No   Call Now
AL Jeff Sessions R No   Call Now
AR Mark Pryor D No   Call Now
AR John Boozman R No   Call Now
AZ John McCain R No   Call Now
AZ Jon Kyl R No   Call Now
CA Barbara Boxer D Yes   Call Now
CA Dianne Feinstein D Yes   Call Now
CO Mark Udall D No   Call Now
CO Michael Bennet D No   Call Now
CT Joseph Lieberman I No   Call Now
CT Richard Blumenthal D No   Call Now
DE Chris Coons D No   Call Now
DE Tom Carper D No   Call Now
FL Bill Nelson D No   Call Now
FL Marco Rubio R No   Call Now
GA C. Saxby Chambliss R No   Call Now
GA Johnny Isakson R No   Call Now
HI Daniel Akaka D No   Call Now
HI Daniel Inouye D No   Call Now
IA Chuck Grassley R No   Call Now
IA Tom Harkin D No   Call Now
ID Jim Risch R No   Call Now
ID Mike Crapo R No   Call Now
IL Mark Kirk R No   Call Now
IL Dick Durbin D No   Call Now
IN Richard Lugar R Yes   Call Now
IN Dan Coats R No   Call Now
KS Jerry Moran R No   Call Now
KS Pat Roberts R No   Call Now
KY Mitch McConnell R No   Call Now
KY Rand Paul R No   Call Now
LA Mary Landrieu D No   Call Now
LA David Vitter R No   Call Now
MA John Kerry D No   Call Now
MA Scott Brown R No   Call Now
MD Ben Cardin D No   Call Now
MD Barbara Mikulski D No   Call Now
ME Susan Collins R No   Call Now
ME Olympia Snowe R No   Call Now
MI Debbie Stabenow D No   Call Now
MI Carl Levin D No   Call Now
MN Al Franken D No   Call Now
MN Amy Klobuchar D No   Call Now
MO Roy Blunt R No   Call Now
MO Claire McCaskill D No   Call Now
MS Thad Cochran R Yes   Call Now
MS Roger Wicker R No   Call Now
MT Max Baucus D No   Call Now
MT Jon Tester D Yes   Call Now
NC Richard Burr R No   Call Now
NC Kay Hagan D No   Call Now
ND John Hoeven R No   Call Now
ND Kent Conrad D No   Call Now
NE Mike Johanns R No   Call Now
NE Ben Nelson D No   Call Now
NH Jeanne Shaheen D No   Call Now
NH Kelly Ayotte R No   Call Now
NJ Frank Lautenberg D No   Call Now
NJ Robert Menendez D No   Call Now
NM Jeff Bingaman D No   Call Now
NM Tom Udall D No   Call Now
NV Harry Reid D No   Call Now
NV Dean Heller R No   Call Now
NY Chuck Schumer D No   Call Now
NY Kirsten Gillibrand D Yes   Call Now
OH Sherrod Brown D No   Call Now
OH Rob Portman R No   Call Now
OK Tom Coburn R No   Call Now
OK Jim Inhofe R No   Call Now
OR Ron Wyden D No   Call Now
OR Jeff Merkley D No   Call Now
PA Pat Toomey R No   Call Now
PA Bob Casey D No   Call Now
RI Sheldon Whitehouse D No   Call Now
RI Jack Reed D No   Call Now
SC Jim DeMint R No   Call Now
SC Lindsey Graham R No   Call Now
SD John Thune R No   Call Now
SD Tim Johnson D No   Call Now
TN Lamar Alexander R No   Call Now
TN Bob Corker R No   Call Now
TX John Cornyn R Yes   Call Now
TX Kay Hutchison R No   Call Now
UT Mike Lee R No   Call Now
UT Orrin Hatch R No   Call Now
VA Jim Webb D No   Call Now
VA Mark Warner D No   Call Now
VT Bernie Sanders I Yes   Call Now
VT Patrick Leahy D Yes   Call Now
WA Maria Cantwell D No   Call Now
WA Patty Murray D No   Call Now
WI Herb Kohl D No   Call Now
WI Ron Johnson R No   Call Now
WV Jay Rockefeller D No   Call Now
WV Joe Manchin D No   Call Now
WY John Barrasso R No   Call Now
WY Mike Enzi R No   Call Now