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.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 12, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 78

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2011

(for herself and Mr. Conyers) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

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.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States:

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Nothing in this Constitution shall prohibit Congress and the States from imposing content-neutral regulations and restrictions on the expenditure of funds for political activity by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity, including but not limited to contributions in support of, or in opposition to, a candidate for public office.

2.

Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

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