Disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures hold candidates accountable -- but after the votes are in, it's often too late for the scrutiny of watchdogs (and opponents) to make a difference. That's why in addition to quarterly reports, candidates must report large contributions made in the final days of the campaign within 48 hours of receiving them.
In the Massachusetts special Senate election, Martha Coakley and Scott Brown were required to file reports for contributions larger than $1,000 between December 31 through January 16. As of today, January 20, however, the most recent contributions available were made on ...
If Senators Can’t Get a Vote on Electronic Filing, they should File Electronically Anyway
Come Christmas Eve, when the Senate is likely to wrap up its work for the year, one piece of legislation... View ArticleContinue reading
When will Senate FEC (paper) filings available online?
The deadline for federal campaign committees to disclose third quarter 2009 contributions and expenditures was Thursday, Oct. 15. We’re still... View ArticleContinue reading
Ensign Tried to Stymie Ethics Committee, Calls Come for Committee to Investigate
Since Wednesday, when the sex scandal engulfing Sen. John Ensign morphed into a public expense scandal, we’ve learned quite a... View ArticleContinue reading
Will Electronic Filing Finally Happen in the Senate?
The Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, S. 482, may have a new lease on life. We learned that Majority Leader... View ArticleContinue reading
Sen. Klobuchar Supports S. 482!
As a commenter noted in a post yesterday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is the 37th senator to cosponsor S. 482, the... View ArticleContinue reading
Senate Obstinacy on Electronic Filing
David Waldman (aka Kagro X) posted a very good piece on Congress Matters regarding congressional transparency and the bureaucratic arguments... View ArticleContinue reading
Sen. Merkley Endorses S. 482!
Sen. Jeff Merkley recently signed up as the 36th cosponsor of S. 482, the Senate e-filing bill. We’re excited that... View ArticleContinue reading
Weekly Media Roundup – April 24, 2009
Here are a few of the more interesting media mentions of Sunlight and our friends and grantees from this week:... View ArticleContinue reading
Another Cosponsor for S. 482!
A good week for electronic filing in the Senate. Sen. Claire McCaskill becomes the second senator to cosponsor S. 482... View ArticleContinue reading