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

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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 titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 29, 2010
Length: 112 pages
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.

See Instead

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


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act (Jun 21, 2010)

What legislators are saying

Lofgren Applauds DISCLOSE Act Passage
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 24, 2010

Yarmuth Says 'No' To Unlimited Campaign Spending By Foreign-Owned Corporations and Bailed-Out Wall Street Banks
    — Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY3] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 1, 2010

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Apr 29, 2010

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May 20, 2010
Ordered Reported

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Jun 24, 2010
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5175 (111th) 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. 5175. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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