S. 1989 - Honest Ads Act

Government operations and politics. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Honest Ads Act

S. 1989 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Honest Ads Act
  • Honest Ads Act
  • Honest Ads Act
Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced10/19/2017
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/19/2017
10/19/2017Introduced in Senate
10/19/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $34,953 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $97,575 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $144,525 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $166,675 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $69,472 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $328,577 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $220,511 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $187,268 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $352,795 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $501,828 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $457,868 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $1,515,072 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $107,055 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $59,010 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $126,235 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $132,120 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $31,590 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $56,998 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $84,808 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $36,960 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $92,533 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $140,040 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $93,203 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $238,395 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $27,744 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $98,389 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $288,015 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $223,600 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $146,801 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $329,324 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $333,699 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $222,722 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $419,810 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $678,082 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $692,275 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,462,199 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $122,101 Against $0

Votes

    7 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Honest Ads Act

    7 organizations support this bill

    Brennan Center for Justice
    Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
    Campaign Legal Center
    Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
    Common Cause
    Common Cause (2017, October 19). Klobuchar, Warner, McCain Online Transparency Bill Good First Step in Response to Russian Election Attacks. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from Common Cause.
    Electronic Privacy Information Center
    Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
    Issue One
    Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
    Public Citizen
    Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
    Sunlight Foundation
    Sunlight Foundation (2017, October 19). Honest Ads Act would add needed transparency and accountability to online political ads. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from Sunlight Foundation.

    0 organizations oppose this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$557,976$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$660,541$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$11,750$0
    Roy BluntRMO$0$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$81,476$0
    John BoozmanRAR$0$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$520,700$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$11,605$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$0
    Ben CardinDMD$34,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$14,300$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$61,900$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$1,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$70,379$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,031,247$0
    Tom CottonRAR$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$-2,500$0
    Steve DainesRMT$0$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$57,769$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$702,090$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$51,625$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,372$0
    Deb FischerRNE$0$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$131,771$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$6,700$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$388,225$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$954,079$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$147,337$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$59,265$0
    Dean HellerRNV$0$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$90,188$0
    John HoevenRND$2,000$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim KaineDVA$338,495$0
    John KennedyRLA$0$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$27,415$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$27,363$0
    James LankfordROK$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,540$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$32,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$188,042$0
    John McCainRAZ$0$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$138,736$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,700$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$94,518$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$267,768$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$205,780$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$80,543$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    David PerdueRGA$0$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$227,620$0
    Rob PortmanROH$4,700$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,600$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
    Marco RubioRFL$6,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$320,415$0
    Ben SasseRNE$0$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$107,526$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$87,672$0
    Tim ScottRSC$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$119,685$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$70,366$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$0
    Jon TesterDMT$137,316$0
    John ThuneRSD$0$0
    Thom TillisRNC$0$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
    Tom UdallDNM$89,139$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$48,450$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$55,614$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,793,497$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$25,857$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
    Ron WydenDOR$81,550$0
    Todd YoungRIN$0$0

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$557,976$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$660,541$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$11,750$0
    Roy BluntRMO$0$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$81,476$0
    John BoozmanRAR$0$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$520,700$0
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$11,605$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$0
    Ben CardinDMD$34,000$0
    Tom CarperDDE$14,300$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$61,900$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$1,000$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$70,379$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0
    John CornynRTX$0$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,031,247$0
    Tom CottonRAR$0$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$-2,500$0
    Steve DainesRMT$0$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$57,769$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$702,090$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$51,625$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$500$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,372$0
    Deb FischerRNE$0$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$131,771$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$6,700$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$388,225$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$954,079$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$147,337$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$59,265$0
    Dean HellerRNV$0$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$90,188$0
    John HoevenRND$2,000$0
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$0
    Tim KaineDVA$338,495$0
    John KennedyRLA$0$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$27,415$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$27,363$0
    James LankfordROK$0$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$74,540$0
    Mike LeeRUT$0$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$32,125$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$188,042$0
    John McCainRAZ$0$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$138,736$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,700$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$94,518$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$267,768$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$205,780$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$80,543$0
    Rand PaulRKY$0$0
    David PerdueRGA$0$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$227,620$0
    Rob PortmanROH$4,700$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$7,600$0
    Jim RischRID$0$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$0
    Marco RubioRFL$6,000$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$320,415$0
    Ben SasseRNE$0$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$107,526$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$87,672$0
    Tim ScottRSC$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$119,685$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$70,366$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$0
    Jon TesterDMT$137,316$0
    John ThuneRSD$0$0
    Thom TillisRNC$0$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$0
    Tom UdallDNM$89,139$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$48,450$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$55,614$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,793,497$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$25,857$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0
    Ron WydenDOR$81,550$0
    Todd YoungRIN$0$0

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$10,243,777
    Human Rights$66,400
    Consumer groups$10,650

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
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