Snowe and Collins urged to support Disclose Act

“Your vote on the Disclose Act will be a vote on the most important government integrity reform measure to be considered thus far by the Senate in this Congress,” the letter states. “This critical ‘transparency’ legislation deserves your support. Any effort to filibuster the Disclose Act deserves your opposition.”

Support from Snowe and Collins could give Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.) the 60 votes he needs to pass the bill. But that assumes every Democrat in the upper chamber would vote in favor of the measure, which is unclear at this time. 

Sens. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinFormer US attorneys urge support for Trump nominee The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Republicans see some daylight in midterm polling Senate panel clears bill to bolster probes of foreign investment deals MORE (D-Calif.) were critical of the bill’s NRA exemption that essentially allows them to not comply with the legislation. 

Tuesday’s letter, sent by organizations including the League of Women Voters, the Campaign Legal Center, and Democracy 21, suggests Snowe and Collins air their grievances with the bill before Reid sends it to the floor. 

“If you have concerns about any specific provision in the Disclose Act, we strongly urge you to resolve those issue through discussions with the sponsors of the legislation and not by voting to kill the legislation,” the letter states. 

Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer'Right to try' is a win for patient rights and President Trump Overnight Finance: White House planning new tax cut proposal this summer | Schumer wants Congress to block reported ZTE deal | Tech scrambles to comply with new data rules OPEC and Russia may raise oil output under pressure from Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) is the bill’s chief sponsor in the Senate.

The House passed the legislation 219-206 before adjourning for the July 4 recess. Its narrow victory has some wondering if it has enough momentum to get through the Senate.