H.J.Res. 14: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections and granting Congress and the States the power to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office.

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
Marcy Kaptur
Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2013
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 6 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

H.J.Res. 13 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted or passed.

Only 21% of joint resolutions made it past committee and only about 7% were enacted or passed in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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.

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/4/2013--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - States that the First Amendment to the Constitution does not apply to the political speech of any corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or other business organization with respect to the making of contributions, expenditures, or other disbursements of funds in connection with public elections.
Grants Congress the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a federal election.
Grants states the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a state or local election.

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