Text: H.J.Res.171 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/29/1996)

 
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 171 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. J. RES. 171

  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to 
    permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in 
                     elections for Federal office.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 29, 1996

Mr. Lantos submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred 
                   to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to 
    permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in 
                     elections for Federal office.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each house 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on 
expenditures made by, in support of, or in opposition to the nomination 
or election of any person to Federal office.
    ``Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on 
contributions by individuals or entities by, in support of, or in 
opposition to the nomination or election of any person to Federal 
office.
    ``Section 3. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by 
appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.''.
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