S.J.Res. 19 (113th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.


Jun 18, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 10, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tom Udall

Senator from New Mexico



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Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014
Length: 6 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

7/17/2014--Reported to Senate amended.Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes Congress and the states to regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 18, 2013

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Jul 10, 2014
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 19”). 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.


48 cosponsors (46D, 2I) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

Sep 8, 2014 6:31 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 79/18
Sep 11, 2014 1:46 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 54/42

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 29 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 2011

S.J.Res. 5 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 21, 2015

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