U.S. Chamber president blasts Reid on Disclose Act


“The fact that this assault to the First Amendment is being considered as millions are desperately looking for work is a complete outrage,” he said in prepared remarks. “Despite their best efforts, there is no back room dark enough, no partisan motive strong enough, and no cynicism profound enough to barter away Americans’ freedom of speech.” 

The fate of the bill in the Senate was unclear until Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerJewish Democratic congresswoman and veteran blasts Trump's 'disloyalty' comments Schumer says Trump encouraging anti-Semites Saagar Enjeti: Biden's latest blunder; Krystal Ball: Did Schumer blow our chance to beat McConnell? MORE (D-N.Y.) stripped provisions from it that Republicans said gave preferential treatment to unions over corporations. 

Democratic leaders hope the changes will entice Maine Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care: Insurance lobby chief calls Biden, Sanders health plans 'similarly bad' | Trump officials appeal drug price disclosure ruling | Study finds 1 in 7 people ration diabetes medicine due to cost Collins downplays 2020 threat: 'Confident' reelection would go well if she runs Cook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up' MORE into supporting the bill.