In a procedural move, the Senate has decided — at least for now — not to debate and vote on a controversial bill that is intended to lift the veil on who is paying for advertisements and other communications that could influence elections. Many advocacy groups had objected to a donor-disclosure provision in the bill.
The measure last month was passed by the House of Representatives in response to a Supreme Court ruling.
The bill, known as the Disclose Act, would require corporations that issue political communications, including many advocacy groups organized under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, to reveal information about their donors.
The Senate in coming weeks could reconsider its position on whether to debate and vote on the measure.