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S. 2726: Help America Run Act

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Would more mothers run for political office if they could use campaign money to pay for childcare?


A 2018 Federal Election Commission (FEC) advisory opinion concluded that candidates can spend campaign funds on childcare expenses, so long as the expenses are “incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.”

But some worry that the advisory opinion lacks the stability of a federal law, since it could be overturned — perhaps soon, if President Trump nominates and the Republican-led Senate confirms one or more new commissioners. Trump currently has no commissioners on the FEC.

The issue is starting to gather steam at the state level. Six states now explicitly allow campaign money to be used for childcare under state law, all doing so in the past two years. And they span ...

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Oct 29, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 29, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 29, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 29, 2019

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S. 2726 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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