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S. 3586 (116th): Eliminating Leftover Expenses for Campaigns from Taxpayers (ELECT) Act of 2020

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A bill to reduce Federal spending and fund the acquisition of unexpired personal protective equipment (including face masks) for the strategic national stockpile by terminating taxpayer financing of Presidential election campaigns.

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Sponsor and status

Joni Ernst

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 25, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Mar 25, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 25, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Mar 25, 2020

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S. 3586 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3586. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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