H.R. 6310 (112th): Restoring Confidence in Our Democracy Act

Introduced:
Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Dingell
Representative for Michigan's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Aug 02, 2012
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1338 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reassert the authority of Congress to restrict spending by corporations and labor organizations on campaigns for elections for Federal office, and for other purposes.

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8/2/2012--Introduced.
Restoring Confidence in Our Democracy Act - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to set forth special rules for electioneering communications, especially targeted communications, which national banks, corporations, and labor organizations are prohibited from paying for.
Defines "targeted communications" as electioneering communications distributed from a television or radio broadcast station or provider of cable or satellite television service and, in the case of a communication which refers to a candidate for an office other than President or Vice President, is targeted to the relevant electorate.
Prohibits independent expenditures by national banks, corporations, and labor organizations.
Applies certain limitations on contributions made by any person to a political committee to any contribution to a political committee which accepts donations or contributions that do not comply with contribution or source prohibitions (or made to any account of a political committee established to accept such noncompliant donations or contributions).

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