Text: H.R.5038 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 5038 IH
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 5038
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to make Federal elections
more competitive, open, and honest by restricting political use of labor
organization dues and agency fees.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 1990
Mr. MICHEL (for himself, Mr. GINGRICH, Mr. EDWARDS of Oklahoma, Mr. HUNTER,
Mr. VANDER JAGT, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Mr. WEBER, Mrs. VUCANOVICH, Mr. CRAIG,
Mr. GALLO, Mr. GUNDERSON, Mr. HYDE, Mr. GREEN, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. IRELAND,
Mr. FISH, Mr. PURSELL, Mr. MILLER of Washington, Mr. SCHULZE, Mr. MOORHEAD,
Mr. DEWINE, Mr. GILLMOR, Mr. CLINGER, Mr. BUECHNER, Mr. MARTIN of New York,
Mr. COLEMAN of Missouri, Mr. PETRI, Mr. MADIGAN, Mr. OXLEY, Mr. RHODES,
Mr. REGULA, Mr. NIELSON of Utah, Mr. SHAW, Mr. KOLBE, Mr. WOLF, Mr. BEREUTER,
Mr. COUGHLIN, Mr. MILLER of Ohio, Mr. BATEMAN, Mr. ROWLAND of Connecticut,
Mr. JAMES, Mr. KYL, Mr. ROTH, Mr. HOLLOWAY, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. HANSEN,
Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. BALLENGER, Mr. MCMILLAN of North Carolina, Mr. HANCOCK,
Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. SCHAEFER, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. SAXTON, Mr. INHOFE,
Mr. ARCHER, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mrs. SMITH of Nebraska, Mrs. MARTIN of
Illinois, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. BROWN of Colorado, Mr. UPTON,
Mr. PACKARD, Mr. DORNAN of California, Ms. SNOWE, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS,
Mr. HOUGHTON, Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut, Mr. THOMAS of California,
and Mr. FIELDS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on House Administration
A BILL
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to make Federal elections
more competitive, open, and honest by restricting political use of labor
organization dues and agency fees.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. RESTRICTION ON POLITICAL USE OF LABOR ORGANIZATION DUES AND
AGENCY FEES.
  Title III of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431 et
  seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
`RESTRICTION ON POLITICAL USE OF LABOR ORGANIZATION DUES AND AGENCY FEES
  `SEC. 324. (a) No labor organization may use dues or agency fees for
  political purposes, unless the employee paying the dues or fees approves
  the use in writing. The employee may revoke such approval at any time.
  `(b) At least once in each year, any labor organization that uses dues
  or agency fees for political purposes shall provide written notice of the
  provisions of subsection (a) to each employee paying dues or agency fees
  to the labor organization.
  `(c) As used in this section, the term `labor organization' has the meaning
  given that term in section 316(b)(1).'.