H.R. 761 (99th): Free Political Broadcasting Act of 1985

A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, to provide free radio and television time to candidates for election to Federal office.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 28, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 28, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Samuel Stratton

Representative for New York's 23rd congressional district



Jan 28, 1985

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H.R. 761 (99th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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