H.R. 20: Government By the People Act of 2015


Jan 21, 2015


Referred to Committee on Jan 21, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 21, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


John Sarbanes

Representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2015
Length: 76 pages


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Full Title

To reform the financing of Congressional elections by broadening participation by small dollar donors, and for other purposes.

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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 ...

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Jan 21, 2015

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