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) 
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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.
6/26/2018Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

support this bill

Democratic/Liberal$10,243,777
Environmental policy$6,363,706
Social Media$1,031,840
Human Rights$66,400
Consumer groups$10,650
$17,716,373

11 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Honest Ads Act

11 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.
Consumer Action
Consumer Action (2018, April 5). Consumer Action - Action Center. Retrieved April 5, 2018, from Consumer Action.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Co-signers (2017, October 23). Honest Ads Act. Retrieved October 23, 2017, from EPIC.
Facebook
Facebook (2018, April 6). Mark Zuckerberg Statement on Political Ads Transparency. Retrieved April 6, 2018, from Facebook.
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.
Sierra Club
Sierra Club (2017, December 8). Disclose who pays for online political ads. Retrieved April 6, 2018, from Sierra Rise.
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.
Twitter
Twitter (2018, April 10). Twitter Supports the Honest Ads Act. Retrieved April 10, 2018, from Twitter.

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$23,600$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$721,492$0
John BarrassoRWY$9,500$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,189,654$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$101,329$0
Roy BluntRMO$22,300$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$280,938$0
John BoozmanRAR$3,500$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$639,421$0
Richard BurrRNC$25,400$0
Maria CantwellDWA$149,907$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$8,000$0
Ben CardinDMD$42,025$0
Tom CarperDDE$26,800$0
Bob CaseyDPA$90,404$0
Bill CassidyRLA$40,900$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$41,550$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$101,779$0
Bob CorkerRTN$4,000$0
John CornynRTX$15,000$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,562,285$0
Tom CottonRAR$11,900$0
Mike CrapoRID$2,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$13,750$0
Steve DainesRMT$5,500$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,365$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,018,733$0
Dick DurbinDIL$112,386$0
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$5,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$27,972$0
Deb FischerRNE$8,750$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$13,500$0
Cory GardnerRCO$15,050$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$194,871$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$46,663$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$15,200$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$501,958$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,061,098$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$19,700$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$426,156$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$64,765$0
Dean HellerRNV$16,500$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$128,614$0
John HoevenRND$9,500$0
Jim InhofeROK$500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$6,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$661,908$0
John KennedyRLA$0$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$75,485$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$65,213$0
James LankfordROK$500$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$125,458$0
Mike LeeRUT$41,100$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$36,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$580,823$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$167,486$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,100$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$31,200$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$244,823$0
Jerry MoranRKS$17,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,050$0
Chris MurphyDCT$398,264$0
Patty MurrayDWA$318,308$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$161,925$0
Rand PaulRKY$16,400$0
David PerdueRGA$0$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$692,459$0
Rob PortmanROH$41,010$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,300$0
Jim RischRID$1,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$0
Mike RoundsRSD$1,000$0
Marco RubioRFL$51,053$0
Bernie SandersIVT$373,062$0
Ben SasseRNE$3,500$0
Brian SchatzDHI$407,015$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$292,651$0
Tim ScottRSC$13,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$342,098$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$103,591$0
Dan SullivanRAK$10,400$0
Jon TesterDMT$415,801$0
John ThuneRSD$23,425$0
Thom TillisRNC$10,200$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$16,400$0
Tom UdallDNM$267,033$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$204,202$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$123,702$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,981,743$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,167$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,500$0
Ron WydenDOR$233,928$0
Todd YoungRIN$1,250$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$23,600$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$721,492$0
John BarrassoRWY$9,500$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,189,654$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$101,329$0
Roy BluntRMO$22,300$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$280,938$0
John BoozmanRAR$3,500$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$639,421$0
Richard BurrRNC$25,400$0
Maria CantwellDWA$149,907$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$8,000$0
Ben CardinDMD$42,025$0
Tom CarperDDE$26,800$0
Bob CaseyDPA$90,404$0
Bill CassidyRLA$40,900$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$41,550$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$101,779$0
Bob CorkerRTN$4,000$0
John CornynRTX$15,000$0
Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,562,285$0
Tom CottonRAR$11,900$0
Mike CrapoRID$2,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$13,750$0
Steve DainesRMT$5,500$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$89,365$0
Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,018,733$0
Dick DurbinDIL$112,386$0
Mike EnziRWY$1,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$5,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$27,972$0
Deb FischerRNE$8,750$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$13,500$0
Cory GardnerRCO$15,050$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$194,871$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$46,663$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$15,200$0
Kamala D. HarrisDCA$501,958$0
Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,061,098$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$19,700$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$426,156$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$64,765$0
Dean HellerRNV$16,500$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$128,614$0
John HoevenRND$9,500$0
Jim InhofeROK$500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,500$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$6,000$0
Tim KaineDVA$661,908$0
John KennedyRLA$0$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$75,485$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$65,213$0
James LankfordROK$500$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$125,458$0
Mike LeeRUT$41,100$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$36,625$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$580,823$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$167,486$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,100$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$31,200$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$244,823$0
Jerry MoranRKS$17,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,050$0
Chris MurphyDCT$398,264$0
Patty MurrayDWA$318,308$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$161,925$0
Rand PaulRKY$16,400$0
David PerdueRGA$0$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$692,459$0
Rob PortmanROH$41,010$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,300$0
Jim RischRID$1,000$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,000$0
Mike RoundsRSD$1,000$0
Marco RubioRFL$51,053$0
Bernie SandersIVT$373,062$0
Ben SasseRNE$3,500$0
Brian SchatzDHI$407,015$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$292,651$0
Tim ScottRSC$13,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$342,098$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$103,591$0
Dan SullivanRAK$10,400$0
Jon TesterDMT$415,801$0
John ThuneRSD$23,425$0
Thom TillisRNC$10,200$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$16,400$0
Tom UdallDNM$267,033$0
Chris Van HollenDMD$204,202$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$123,702$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,981,743$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,167$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$13,500$0
Ron WydenDOR$233,928$0
Todd YoungRIN$1,250$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$10,243,777
Environmental policy$6,363,706
Social Media$1,031,840
Human Rights$66,400
Consumer groups$10,650

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
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