S. 3369 - DISCLOSE Act of 2012

Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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DISCLOSE Act of 2012

S. 3369 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012
  • DISCLOSE Act of 2012
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Business records
  • Congressional elections
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Financial services and investments
  • Government information and archives
  • Labor-management relations
  • Political advertising
  • Political parties and affiliation
  • Public participation and lobbying
  • Tax-exempt organizations
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Major Actions
Introduced7/10/2012
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 33697/16/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
51 voted YES 44 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 33697/17/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
53 voted YES 45 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/10/2012
7/10/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar7/11/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 446.
7/12/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/12/2012Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
7/12/2012Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
7/16/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/16/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) entered in Senate.
select this voteVote7/16/2012On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3369
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/17/2012Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to the measure (Roll Call Vote No. 179) agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/17/2012Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
select this voteVote7/17/2012On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3369
7/24/2012Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $192,815 Against $67,130
  2. March - April 2007 For $780,851 Against $112,300
  3. May - June 2007 For $804,077 Against $217,183
  4. July - August 2007 For $292,024 Against $90,250
  5. September - October 2007 For $825,809 Against $139,300
  6. November - December 2007 For $972,952 Against $149,560
  7. January - February 2008 For $369,635 Against $121,659
  8. March - April 2008 For $700,985 Against $207,385
  9. May - June 2008 For $1,278,624 Against $232,495
  10. July - August 2008 For $648,240 Against $189,687
  11. September - October 2008 For $1,740,284 Against $500,713
  12. November - December 2008 For $282,858 Against $372,868
  13. January - February 2009 For $253,123 Against $102,416
  14. March - April 2009 For $623,924 Against $181,226
  15. May - June 2009 For $881,340 Against $738,278
  16. July - August 2009 For $373,622 Against $191,104
  17. September - October 2009 For $870,920 Against $307,325
  18. November - December 2009 For $991,610 Against $406,067
  19. January - February 2010 For $700,192 Against $551,980
  20. March - April 2010 For $1,566,261 Against $606,287
  21. May - June 2010 For $1,251,629 Against $796,063
  22. July - August 2010 For $783,153 Against $563,393
  23. September - October 2010 For $2,142,730 Against $1,325,388
  24. November - December 2010 For $305,781 Against $92,796
  25. January - February 2011 For $418,955 Against $49,000
  26. March - April 2011 For $998,918 Against $149,925
  27. May - June 2011 For $911,100 Against $97,595
  28. July - August 2011 For $382,745 Against $89,340
  29. September - October 2011 For $740,158 Against $130,020
  30. November - December 2011 For $691,690 Against $89,850
  31. January - February 2012 For $482,334 Against $98,613
  32. March - April 2012 For $696,770 Against $112,257
  33. May - June 2012 For $974,271 Against $116,623
  34. July - August 2012 For $572,526 Against $137,409
  35. September - October 2012 For $1,437,580 Against $325,853
  36. November - December 2012 For $335,828 Against $39,115

Votes

37 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
DISCLOSE Act of 2012

37 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for a Just Society
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Americans for Campaign Reform
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Brennan Center for Justice
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Campaign Legal Center
Herbert, J. Gerald and Meredith McGehee (2012, July 12). Legal Center Urges Senators to Pass DISCLOSE Act . Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Campaign Legal Center.
Center for Media and Democracy
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Center for the Study of Democratic Societies
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Citizen Works
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Miller, Jeremy (2012, July 12). Disclose Act Returns. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from CREW.
Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Coffee Party USA
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Common Cause
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Consumer Watchdog
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
corporate ethics international
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
CREDO Action
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Democracy 21
Democracy 21 (n.d.). Senators Face Clear Choice: For Disclosure to Inform Citizens or For Secret Money in Elections. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Democracy 21.
Democracy For America
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Demos
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Earth Friends Conservation Fund
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Free Speech for People
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Global Democracy Project
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Greenpeace
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Harrington Investments
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
heartland democracy
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
League of Women Voters
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Main Street Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
MapLight
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
National People's Action
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
New Progressive Alliance
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Rootstrikers
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Sunlight Foundation
Rosenberg, Lisa (2012, July 12). What You Should Know about the DISCLOSE Act Part 1: What is the DISCLOSE Act?. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Sunlight Foundation.
Trillium Asset Management, LLC
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Union of Concerned Scientists
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
United Republic
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Walden Asset Management
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Wolf PAC
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Working Families Party
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.
Zevin Asset Management
undersigned organizations (2012, July 13). Vote for S 3369, the Disclose Act of 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Citizen.org.

10 organizations opposed this bill

Club for Growth
Roth, Andrew (2012, July 13). Key Vote Alert - “NO” on the DISCLOSE Act . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Club for Growth.
Family Research Council
FRC (2012, July 13). Disclose Don't Make the Man. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from FRC.
FreedomWorks
Kibbe, Matt (2012, July 16). Key Vote NO on DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from FreedomWorks.
Gun Owners of America
GOA (2012, July 16). DISCLOSE Act Moving Again – Senate to Vote on anti-Free Speech Bill on Monday . Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Ammoland.
National Association of Manufacturers
NAM (n.d.). Contact Congress to Protect Manufacturing Against the DISCLOSE ACT and Defend Freedom of Speech!. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from Manufacturing Works.
National Religious Broadcasters
NRB (2012, May 22). Senate to Vote on DISCLOSE Act. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NRB.
National Rifle Association
Allen, Michael (2012, July 13). NRA Threatens Senators Who Support Bill That Would LIst Financial Supporters of Attack Ads. Retrieved July 13, 2012, from Opposing Views.
National Right to Life Committee
O’Steen, David N. & Douglas Johnson (2012, July 13). RE: “DISCLOSE Act” (S. 3369). Retrieved July 16, 2012, from .
North American Equipment Dealers Association
NAEDA (2012, July 10). “DISCLOSE 2012” LEGISLATION Brief Summary of Concerns. Retrieved July 16, 2012, from NAEDA.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Josten, Bruce R. (2012, July 13). Key Vote letter on S. 3369, the "Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012" (DISCLOSE ACT). Retrieved July 16, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$165,716$55,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$178,518$136,394
John BarrassoRWY$101,400$92,349
Max BaucusDMT$335,000$19,800
Mark BegichDAK$295,458$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$813,356$3,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,750$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$344,428$1,000
Roy BluntRMO$447,379$241,829
John BoozmanRAR$60,805$79,583
Barbara BoxerDCA$802,848$25,650
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,271,325$742,603
Sherrod BrownDOH$646,383$10,000
Richard BurrRNC$250,012$125,495
Maria CantwellDWA$224,228$2,500
Ben CardinDMD$219,708$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$160,250$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$310,479$7,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$229,000$438,648
Daniel CoatsRIN$103,299$85,300
Tom CoburnROK$40,250$113,846
William Thad CochranRMS$7,800$12,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$225,166$80,399
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,400$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$127,667$3,100
Bob CorkerRTN$499,160$105,770
John CornynRTX$351,795$248,545
Mike CrapoRID$211,085$27,850
Jim DeMintRSC$133,933$315,024
Dick DurbinDIL$372,421$10,250
Mike EnziRWY$92,284$21,450
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$155,272$8,000
Al FrankenDMN$797,377$14,360
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,758,431$17,410
Lindsey GrahamRSC$97,788$62,658
Chuck GrassleyRIA$125,850$68,450
Kay R. HaganDNC$444,924$6,500
Tom HarkinDIA$161,718$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$348,250$58,200
Dean HellerRNV$227,393$242,652
John HoevenRND$70,550$62,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,250$47,950
Jim InhofeROK$19,500$104,525
Dan InouyeDHI$26,350$1,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$132,900$54,650
Mike JohannsRNE$57,531$53,596
Ron JohnsonRWI$157,253$213,190
Tim JohnsonDSD$296,210$4,500
John F. KerryDMA$173,444$250
Mark KirkRIL$792,627$348,390
Amy KlobucharDMN$148,846$17,150
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$13,200$9,250
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$233,096$4,400
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$292,678$4,750
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$102,600$0
Mike LeeRUT$22,866$56,917
Carl LevinDMI$172,138$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$9,800$0
Dick LugarRIN$106,224$35,150
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$184,015$29,200
John McCainRAZ$174,775$226,093
Claire McCaskillDMO$371,927$6,050
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$725,046$317,583
Bob MenéndezDNJ$329,200$5,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$426,058$1,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$78,049$500
Jerry MoranRKS$73,300$38,700
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,850$15,608
Patty MurrayDWA$314,900$14,150
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$56,650$15,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$311,741$4,250
Rand PaulRKY$65,842$308,011
Rob PortmanROH$465,181$237,026
Mark L. PryorDAR$122,300$3,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$206,060$500
Harry ReidDNV$683,739$34,050
Jim RischRID$36,100$217,106
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,100$129,399
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$159,250$2,500
Marco RubioRFL$329,611$1,102,152
Bernie SandersIVT$288,220$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,229,815$6,760
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,100$94,420
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$475,313$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$325,600$20,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$98,790$22,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$357,298$10,800
Jon TesterDMT$663,430$3,750
John ThuneRSD$236,204$351,793
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$569,799$1,514,580
Mark UdallDCO$744,644$3,000
Tom UdallDNM$446,874$500
David VitterRLA$138,000$268,954
Mark R. WarnerDVA$675,959$13,660
Jim WebbDVA$17,770$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$258,556$850
Roger F. WickerRMS$125,250$152,825
Ron WydenDOR$236,629$750

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$165,716$55,650
Kelly AyotteRNH$178,518$136,394
John BarrassoRWY$101,400$92,349
Max BaucusDMT$335,000$19,800
Mark BegichDAK$295,458$1,750
Michael F. BennetDCO$813,356$3,750
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$4,750$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$344,428$1,000
Roy BluntRMO$447,379$241,829
John BoozmanRAR$60,805$79,583
Barbara BoxerDCA$802,848$25,650
Scott P. BrownRMA$1,271,325$742,603
Sherrod BrownDOH$646,383$10,000
Richard BurrRNC$250,012$125,495
Maria CantwellDWA$224,228$2,500
Ben CardinDMD$219,708$3,250
Tom CarperDDE$160,250$1,500
Bob CaseyDPA$310,479$7,750
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$229,000$438,648
Daniel CoatsRIN$103,299$85,300
Tom CoburnROK$40,250$113,846
William Thad CochranRMS$7,800$12,300
Susan M. CollinsRME$225,166$80,399
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$14,400$1,000
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$127,667$3,100
Bob CorkerRTN$499,160$105,770
John CornynRTX$351,795$248,545
Mike CrapoRID$211,085$27,850
Jim DeMintRSC$133,933$315,024
Dick DurbinDIL$372,421$10,250
Mike EnziRWY$92,284$21,450
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$155,272$8,000
Al FrankenDMN$797,377$14,360
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,758,431$17,410
Lindsey GrahamRSC$97,788$62,658
Chuck GrassleyRIA$125,850$68,450
Kay R. HaganDNC$444,924$6,500
Tom HarkinDIA$161,718$1,000
Orrin G. HatchRUT$348,250$58,200
Dean HellerRNV$227,393$242,652
John HoevenRND$70,550$62,500
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$29,250$47,950
Jim InhofeROK$19,500$104,525
Dan InouyeDHI$26,350$1,200
Johnny IsaksonRGA$132,900$54,650
Mike JohannsRNE$57,531$53,596
Ron JohnsonRWI$157,253$213,190
Tim JohnsonDSD$296,210$4,500
John F. KerryDMA$173,444$250
Mark KirkRIL$792,627$348,390
Amy KlobucharDMN$148,846$17,150
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$13,200$9,250
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$233,096$4,400
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$292,678$4,750
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$102,600$0
Mike LeeRUT$22,866$56,917
Carl LevinDMI$172,138$12,500
Joe LiebermanICT$9,800$0
Dick LugarRIN$106,224$35,150
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$184,015$29,200
John McCainRAZ$174,775$226,093
Claire McCaskillDMO$371,927$6,050
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$725,046$317,583
Bob MenéndezDNJ$329,200$5,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$426,058$1,000
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$78,049$500
Jerry MoranRKS$73,300$38,700
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$57,850$15,608
Patty MurrayDWA$314,900$14,150
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$56,650$15,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$311,741$4,250
Rand PaulRKY$65,842$308,011
Rob PortmanROH$465,181$237,026
Mark L. PryorDAR$122,300$3,250
John "Jack" ReedDRI$206,060$500
Harry ReidDNV$683,739$34,050
Jim RischRID$36,100$217,106
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,100$129,399
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$159,250$2,500
Marco RubioRFL$329,611$1,102,152
Bernie SandersIVT$288,220$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,229,815$6,760
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,100$94,420
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$475,313$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$325,600$20,500
Olympia J. SnoweRME$98,790$22,750
Debbie StabenowDMI$357,298$10,800
Jon TesterDMT$663,430$3,750
John ThuneRSD$236,204$351,793
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$569,799$1,514,580
Mark UdallDCO$744,644$3,000
Tom UdallDNM$446,874$500
David VitterRLA$138,000$268,954
Mark R. WarnerDVA$675,959$13,660
Jim WebbDVA$17,770$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$258,556$850
Roger F. WickerRMS$125,250$152,825
Ron WydenDOR$236,629$750

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$20,048,944
Democratic/Liberal$4,609,344
Environmental policy$3,202,626
Small business associations$364,949
Human Rights$45,301
Consumer groups$5,150

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$6,919,061
Pro-Guns$1,102,098
Construction equipment$787,840
Manufacturing$353,869
Chambers of commerce$274,854
Abortion policy/Anti-Abortion$158,506
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975
Christian Conservative$44,250
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