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H.J.Res. 22 (114th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

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Theodore “Ted” Deutch

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Jan 20, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 20, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


162 Cosponsors (160 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

PRESS RELEASE: Reps. Deutch and Sarbanes Lead 113 Members in Call to Drop Controversial Campaign Finance Rider
    — Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22, 2017-2022] (Sponsor) on Dec 3, 2015

Hastings Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United
    — Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL20, 2013-2021] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 21, 2015

McGovern Joins Nearly 100 Members of Congress in Calling for Hearings on Democracy Reform
    — Rep. James “Jim” McGovern [D-MA2] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2016

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Jan 20, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 22 (114th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 22. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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