H.J.Res. 34: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the integrity of our elections, and to limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
Theodore Deutch
Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2013
Length
3 pages
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S.J.Res. 11 (identical)

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Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
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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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Cosponsors
71 cosponsors (71D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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

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3/12/2013--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Declares that, whereas the right to vote in public elections belongs only to natural persons as U.S. citizens, so shall the ability to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections belong only to natural persons.
Declares that nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to restrict the power of Congress and the states to protect the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, limit the corrupting influence of private wealth in public elections, and guarantee the dependence of elected officials on the people alone by taking certainactions.
Includes among such actions: (1) the establishment of systems of public financing for elections; (2) the imposition of requirements to ensure the disclosure of contributions and expenditures made to influence the outcome of a public election by candidates, individuals, and associations of individuals; and (3) the imposition of content neutral limitations on all such contributions and expenditures.
Declares that nothing in this Article shall be construed to alter freedom of the press.
Grants Congress and the states power to enforce this Amendment through appropriate legislation.

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