About the bill
“We sat behind closed doors at one of the party headquarters’ backrooms in front of a whiteboard where the equation was drawn out,” Rep. David Jolly (R-FL13) described to 60 Minutes. “You have six months until the election. Break that down to having to raise $2 million in the next six months, and your job, new member of Congress, is to raise $18,000 a day. Your first responsibility is to raise $18,000 a day.”
Jolly has introduced the bill H.R. 4443, the Stop Act, to combat this problem. It would prohibit federal politicians, notably Members of Congress, from personally soliciting contributions for any federal election activity.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 4 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 3, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
9 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 4 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Nolan: Members of Congress Should be Governing, Not Telemarketing”
— Rep. Richard Nolan [D-MN8, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2016
Feb 3, 2016
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H.R. 4443 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4443. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill 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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Stop Act, H.R. 4443, 114th Cong. (2016).
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