H.J.Res. 86 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to elections.


Nov 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on November 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Betty Sutton
Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district


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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress and the states the power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in kind equivalents with respect to federal and state elections, respectively.

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Related Bills
S.J.Res. 29 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 2011

H.J.Res. 8 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 86” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 14, 2011


15 cosponsors (15D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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