H. R. 319
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 5, 2017
Mr. Capuano introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the limit on the amount of certain contributions which may be made to a candidate with respect to an election for Federal office.
Reduction in Contribution Limits for Contributions to Individual Candidates
Reduction in Limit
Section 315(a)(1)(A) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 U.S.C. 30116(a)(1)(A)) is amended by striking
$2,000 and inserting
Application of Indexing
Section 315(c)(1)(B) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(1)(B)) is amended by striking
after 2002 and inserting
after 2002 (or, in the case of the limitation established under subsection (a)(1)(A), after 2018).
Determination of base period
Section 315(c)(2)(B) of such Act (52 U.S.C. 30116(c)(2)(B)) is amended—
in clause (i), by striking
and at the end;
in clause (ii)—
by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following new clause:
for purposes of subsection (a)(1)(A), calendar year 2017.
The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to elections occurring after December 2018.