Tell the Senate to Go Digital

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) opposes S. 482 unless it is tied to a vote on his unrelated amendment. He wants to require nonprofit organizations to disclose all of their $5,000+ donors when filing ethics complaints against Senators. Ensign claims he is trying “to protect individual Senators from purely politically motivated ethics complaints,” but S. 482 would provide voters with relevant information allowing them to hold Senate candidates accountable.

Unlike S. 482, the amendment would add major new disclosure requirements for nonprofit organizations that deserve and require a full hearing and deliberation by the relevant committees for ethics and nonprofit tax law.

The proposed Roberts Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with electronic disclosure of campaign finance contributions. It is controversial and likely an attempt to kill the bill which is why it must be voted down.