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H.R. 3717: Dollars for the Wall Act

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Should the current tax form option to publicly fund presidential campaigns be replaced with an option to help pay for “the wall”?


After President Nixon’s Watergate scandal in the early 1970s, which revealed the influence of several shady big donors on the president, Congress changed the law. Taxpayers could now mark a special section of their tax form to donate money to a publicly paid-for presidential campaign fund.

The idea was that tens of millions, or even potentially hundreds of millions, of taxpayers each contributing small amounts would ...

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Mark Green

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Jul 11, 2019

Introduced on Jul 11, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Jul 11, 2019

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H.R. 3717 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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