Finish the Job. 3 Senators Remain.


This post has been updated to reflect corrections made by the offices of Sens. Thad Cochran and Jim DeMint. – PB.

There are only 3 Senators who refuse to state if they have a hold or an objection to S. 223, the campaign finance electronic filing bill. Let’s finish the job and call their offices. There is no reason remaining for any Senator who does not have a hold or objection on this bill to continue to remain silent. Either admit or deny. The 3 Senators' contact info is below. Use this contact form to let us know what you find. If you come across any problems or statements like “There is no hold” here are some pointers to take into account:

  1. The office of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) John Ensign (R-NV) [Ensign not Kyl. – PB] has repeatedly told us that the Republican policy for secret holds is to reveal the culprit after 72 hours. By my count it has been way past 72 hours since the hold went into effect.
  2. If the Senator who placed a hold on the bill by making an objection seriously wanted to review the bill they have now had an entire week to review the bill. It only says one thing: Senators, all of whom already use the software necessary to do so, will file their campaign finance reports electronically.

Finish the job and call these remaining 3 Senators now!

Senator Contact Secret Hold?
Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) (202) 224-4521
David Vitter (R-Louisiana) (202) 224-4623
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) (202) 224-5344 NO
Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) (202) 224-6253 NO
Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire) (202) 224-3324