To reform the financing of Congressional elections by encouraging grassroots participation in the funding of campaigns, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2012
Length: 76 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on September 14, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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42 Cosponsors (42 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Sarbanes Hosts Discussion on Money in Politics, Introduces Grassroots Democracy Act”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Sep 20, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
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Jan 15, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 268 (113th).
H.R. 6426 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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