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 >
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

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 19” means this is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 18, 2013
Reported by Committee
Jul 10, 2014


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

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