H. R. 1114
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 13, 2013
Mr. Grayson introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to extend the ban on the making of contributions by certain government contractors to other for-profit recipients of Federal funds, to limit the amount of contributions the employees of for-profit recipients of Federal funds may make during any calendar year in which such funds are provided, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
End Political Kickbacks Act of
Extension of Government Contractor Contribution Ban to For-Profit Recipients of Federal Funds
Section 317 of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 ( 2 U.S.C. 441c ) is amended—
by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d); and
by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection:
It shall be unlawful—
for any for-profit entity which receives Federal funds, during the period which begins on the date on which the entity applies to receive such funds and ends on the later of the date on which the entity’s application for such funds is rejected or the last date on which such funds are paid to the entity, to make any contribution of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution to any political party, committee, or candidate for public office or to any person for any political purpose or use; or
for any person knowingly to solicit any such contribution from any such entity, or for any such entity knowingly to solicit any such contribution from any of its employees, during such period.
Limitation on Amount of Contributions by Employees of Recipients
Section 315 of such Act ( 2 U.S.C. 441a ) is amended—
in subsection (a),
by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Special Rule for Employees of For-Profit Entities Receiving Federal Funds
An individual who is an employee of a for-profit entity which receives Federal funds during a calendar year may not make contributions aggregating more than $1,000 during that calendar year.
Indexing of amount for inflation
Section 315(c) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 441a(c)) is amended—
(1)(B)(i), by striking
in paragraph (2)(B)—
and at the end of clause (i),
striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting
by adding at the end the following new clause:
for purposes of subsection (k), calendar year 2014.
The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to contributions made on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.