H.R. 5175 (111th): Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act


Apr 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 24, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.


Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010
Length: 112 pages

See Instead:

S. 3628 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Sep 23, 2010

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Apr 29, 2010

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May 20, 2010
Reported by Committee

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Jun 24, 2010
Passed House

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


114 cosponsors (112D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Jun 24, 2010 3:30 p.m.
Failed 57/369
Jun 24, 2010 3:40 p.m.
Agreed to 274/152
Jun 24, 2010 4:29 p.m.
Passed 219/206

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 3628 (Related)
Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Sep 23, 2010

H.Res. 1468 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 24, 2010

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