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H.R. 3916 (114th): No Taxpayer Money for Corporate Campaigns Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 3, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3916

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 3, 2015

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit entities from using Federal funds to contribute to political campaigns or participate in lobbying activities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Taxpayer Money for Corporate Campaigns Act of 2015.

2.

Prohibition on the use of Federal funds for campaign and lobbying activities

(a)

Prohibition

With respect to Federal funds received by an entity, other than a natural person, it shall be unlawful for such entity to—

(1)

use such funds to advocate the election or defeat of a political candidate;

(2)

use such funds for voter registration activities or get-out-the-vote activities;

(3)

use such funds to engage in any lobbying activity; or

(4)

donate such funds to any entity that advocates for the election or defeat of a political candidate or engages in lobbying activities.

(b)

Exception for activities authorized by law

Subsection (a) does not apply to the use of funds by an entity for an activity specifically authorized by Federal law, rule, or regulation.