To reform the financing of Congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 5, 2014
Length: 76 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on February 5, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
160 Cosponsors (159 Democrats, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Sarbanes Statement on Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Sponsor) on Apr 2, 2014
“Larson: We Must Empower Everyday Americans in our Elections”
— Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 6, 2014
“Maloney Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Overall Limits on Political Donations”
— Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY18] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 2, 2014
Feb 5, 2014
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Jan 21, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 20 (114th).
Jan 24, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 20 (115th).
H.R. 20 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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