Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Voinovich on DISCLOSE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on his vote against the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3628, the DISCLOSE Act:

“The DISCLOSE Act is all about politics. It has nothing to do with campaign finance reform and everything to do with limiting the speech of groups with perspectives different from those of the bill’s authors. This legislation attempts to regulate independent speech that is protected by the First Amendment of our Constitution.
“It is clear this bill is written to benefit special interests because it exempts unions, the National Rifle Association, the Sierra Club and others from its requirements. What is the legitimate reason to exempt some organizations and not others? There is none. Proponents of the bill are attempting to control who can and cannot engage in political discourse.”
I assume this means he's a "NO" but ya just never know...