Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks to reporters. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), in a new interview with The New Republic, says he offered former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) an electoral pass in 2012 if Brown would give Democrats the deciding vote for the so-called "Disclose Act."

The legislation, pushed by Democrats in 2010 following the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, would have required corporations, unions and interest groups to provide more information about their political actions and spending. It came up one vote shy in the Senate.