H.J.Res. 78 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.


Sep 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Donna Edwards

Representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

9/12/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - States that nothing in the U.S. Constitution shall prohibit Congress and the states from imposing content-neutral regulations and restrictions on the expenditure of funds for political activity ... Read more >

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Sep 12, 2011

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 78”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


39 cosponsors (39D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 25 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 2013

H.J.Res. 92 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 6, 2011

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