H.J.Res. 8 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on the amounts of contributions and expenditures that may be made in connection with campaigns for election to public office.

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Marcy Kaptur
Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2011
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 13 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 08, 2009

H.J.Res. 12 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (7D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

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

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1/5/2011--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a federal election.
Grants a state the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a state or local election.

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