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H.R. 20 (114th): Government By the People Act of 2015

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The campaign finance system has come under attack by both parties. It may be the only issue Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders all agree on. In the past few years, several existing campaign finance restrictions have been struck down by the Supreme Court, opening the floodgates for nearly-unlimited political expenditures: just 158 families now provide half of all the political campaign money in the country.

H.R. 20, the Government by the People Act introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD3), is a leading Democratic congressional proposal to level ...

Sponsor and status

John Sarbanes

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
Length: 76 pages
Introduced:

Jan 21, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 21, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jan 21, 2015
 
Introduced

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

H.R. 20 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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

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