Before adjourning for a five-week recess, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the motion to proceed with S.J. Res. 19, also known as the Democracy For All Amendment. The amendment aims to overturn the two recent Supreme Court rulings of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The Democracy For All Amendment will end big money dominance in elections and will allow for Congress and the States to set overall limits on campaign spending, including both corporate and union spending.
The procedural vote on the Democracy For All Amendment will take place on September 8, 2014 at 6pm ET.