McCain-Feingold "campaign finance reform"
motion to table (kill) the McCain-Feingold bill
Senate Roll Call No. 15
105th Congress, 2nd Session

Rejected: 48-50 (see complete tally)
This was another vote involving a "campaign finance reform" bill sponsored by Senators John McCain (R-Az.) and Russell Feingold (D-Wi.). NRLC strongly opposed the bill because it contained provisions to severely restrict the right of citizen groups, such as NRLC and NRLC affiliates, to communicate with the public regarding the voting records and positions of those who hold or seek federal office, or regarding upcoming votes in Congress. On Feb. 25, 1998, pro-life Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered a motion (supported by NRLC) to table (kill) the McCain-Feingold measure. This motion failed, 48-50 (Vote No. 15). But the McCain-Feingold bill did not pass because McConnell and others were prepared to filibuster it, and McCain did not have the 60 votes needed to end a filibuster by "invoking cloture."

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 15
Votes For : 48
Votes Against : 50
Not Voting : 2

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