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104th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. J. RES. 172

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


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 18, 1996

Mr. English of Pennslyvania introduced 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 
     relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect 
                               elections.

    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, to be valid only if 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of final passage of this joint 
resolution:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. Congress shall have power to set reasonable limits on 
campaign expenditures by, in support of, or in opposition to, any 
candidate in any primary or other election for Federal office.
    ``Section 2. The States shall have power to set reasonable limits 
on campaign expenditures by, in support of, or in opposition to, any 
candidate in any primary or other election for State or local office.
    ``Section 3. Congress shall have power to implement and enforce 
this article by appropriate legislation.''.
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