H.R. 359 (112th): To reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions.

Jan 20, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Tom Cole
Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district
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Jan 27, 2011
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 26, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 20, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 20, 2011
Passed House Jan 26, 2011

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Jan 26, 2011 1:35 p.m.
Agreed to 396/7
Jan 26, 2011 2:12 p.m.
Passed 239/160

20 cosponsors (20R) (show)

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1/26/2011--Passed House amended.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to terminate: (1) the taxpayer election to designate $3 of income tax liability for financing of presidential election campaigns; (2) the Presidential Election Campaign Fund; and (3) the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to transfer all amounts in the Presidential Election Campaign Fund after its termination to the general fund of the Treasury, to be used only for deficit reduction.

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