H.J.Res. 72 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections.

Introduced:
Jul 13, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Kurt Schrader
Representative for Oregon's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 13, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 84 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 13, 2010

H.J.Res. 32 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on July 13, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 13, 2011
Referred to Committee Jul 13, 2011
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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7/13/2011--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Gives Congress the power to prohibit, limit, and otherwise regulate the contribution of funds or donation of in-kind equivalents: (1) to candidates standing for election to a federal office in the United States, and (2) used to support or purchase media advertisements intended to influence the outcome of any such election.
Gives each of the several states the power to prohibit, limit, and otherwise regulate the contribution of funds or donation of in-kind equivalents: (1) to candidates standing for election to public office in the state, and (2) used to support or purchase media advertisements intended to influence the outcome of any such election or plebiscite in the state.
Prohibits any person who is not a U.S. citizen or is a foreign government, or acts as an agent of one, from: (1) contributing funds or donating in-kind equivalents to candidates standing for election to public office in the United States, or (2) otherwise expending funds or donating in-kind equivalents in a manner intended to influence the outcome of an election for public office or plebiscite in the United States.

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