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H.R. 521 (100th): Free Political Broadcasting Act of 1985

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A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, to provide free radio and television time to candidates for election to Federal office.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 7, 1987
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor

Samuel Stratton

Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district

Democrat

Source

History

Jan 7, 1987
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 521 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 521. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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