US HJR1 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 61-1)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-01-04 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections. The amendment grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendment by legislation. They are allowed to distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.

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Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Sponsors

Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. John Katko [R-NY]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]
Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-01-04HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-01-04HouseIntroduced in House

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