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Library of Congress Summary
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Presidential Funding Act of 2006 - Amends Internal Revenue Code provisions relating to public financing of presidential election campaigns to:
(1) quadruple (1:1 to 4:1) the matching rate for contributions to primary election candidates;
(2) lower from $250 to $200 the limit on individual campaign contributions;
(3) increase the presidential primary qualifying threshold from $5,000 to $25,000 in 20 states;
(4) require presidential candidates to participate in the primary payment system to be eligible for general election payments;
(5) move the starting date for payments to primary candidates from January 1 to July 1 of the year immediately preceding the presidential election year;
(6) allow additional payments and increased expenditure limits for candidates who face opponents who do not participate in public financing and who raise more than 20% of applicable spending limits;
(7) designate the last Friday before the first Monday in September as the date for payments to eligible presidential candidates; and
(8) increase from $3 to $10 the presidential campaign tax return check-off amount.
Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to:
(1) increase expenditure limits for presidential primary campaigns and eliminate state primary spending limits;
(2) limit political party general election campaign expenditures to $25 million, with an additional $25 million allowance after the party's candidate is nominated;
(3) prohibit political parties from spending unregulated funds (soft money) on their national conventions; and
(4) require presidential campaign committees to disclose information about bundled contributions (series of contributions aggregating more than $10,000).
Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to reduce funding for the market access program by $100 million in FY2007.
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