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Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Constitutional Amendment - Declares that, whereas the right to vote in public elections belongs only to natural persons as U.S. citizens, so shall the ability to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections belong only to natural persons.
Declares that nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to restrict the power of Congress and the states to protect the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, limit the corrupting influence of private wealth in public elections, and guarantee the dependence of elected officials on the people alone by taking certainactions.
Includes among such actions:
(1) the establishment of systems of public financing for elections;
(2) the imposition of requirements to ensure the disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of a public election by candidates, individuals, and associations of individuals; and
(3) the imposition of content neutral limitations on all such contributions and expenditures.
Declares that nothing in this Article shall be construed to alter freedom of the press.
Grants Congress and the states power to enforce this Amendment through appropriate legislation.
House Republican Conference Summary
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House Democratic Caucus Summary
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