H.R. 2038 (111th): Clean Law for Earmark Accountability Reform Act

Introduced:
Apr 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Paul Hodes
Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 22, 2009
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 22, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 22, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit an authorized committee of a candidate who is a Member of Congress from accepting contributions from any entity for which the candidate sought a Congressional earmark.

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11 cosponsors (7D, 4R) (show)
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4/22/2009--Introduced.
Clean Law for Earmark Accountability Reform Act or the CLEAR Act - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit an authorized committee of a candidate who is a Member of Congress from accepting contributions from any entity for which the candidate sought a congressional earmark, or from any senior executive of such an entity, or any lobbyist for whom the entity was a client.
Prohibits the acceptance of any contribution from a separate segregated fund established and administered by a corporation or labor organization if the Member sought a congressional earmark for the corporation.

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