Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act – The DISCLOSE Act (H.R. 5175) was introduced in the House by Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (D-MD). The bill would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. The senate version was introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). On June 24, 2010, the House passed H.R. 5175 by a 219-206 vote. The Senate fell one vote short of breaking a filibuster of the bill on September 23, with a vote of 59-39. The bill needs to be reintroduced in the House and the Senate as a clean bill with no exemptions.