H.R. 406 (112th): To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election for Federal office to designate an individual who will be authorized to disburse funds of the authorized campaign committees of the candidate in the event of the death of the candidate.


Jan 24, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 10, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012
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Summary (CRS)

9/10/2012--Passed House without amendment.Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to permit candidates for election to federal office to:(1) designate an individual for each of a candiate's authorized campaign ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 2011

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Jul 19, 2012
Reported by Committee

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Sep 10, 2012
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 406”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 749 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 22, 2009

H.R. 186 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2013

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