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


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


About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/28/1985--Introduced.Free Political Broadcasting Act of 1985 - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require radio and television stations licensed under the Communications Act of 1934, community antenna ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 28, 1985

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 761”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 1451 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 1981

H.R. 521 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 1987

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