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Official Title as Introduced

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit campaign spending.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
06/11/1998Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 29 - 345, 51 Present (Roll No. 226).
05/14/1998Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date All Actions
06/11/1998-11:18amMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/1998-11:18amOn passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 29 - 345, 51 Present (Roll No. 226).
Action By: House of Representatives
06/11/1998-10:55amConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4487-4488)
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-10:39pmPOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the joint resolution, the Chair put the question, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Hastings of Washington demanded a vote pending the absence o a quorum. Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 442, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the joint resolution.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-10:38pmThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-10:37pmThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.J. Res. 119.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-7:41pmDEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-7:41pmThe Speaker designated the Honorable James V. Hansen to act as Chairman of the Committee.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-7:41pmHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 442 and Rule XXIII.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-7:40pmRule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 119 and H.R. 2183. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Upon the adoption of this resolution, the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for consideration of H.J. Res. 119. General debate shall be limited to one hour. After general debate the joint resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. Bill is open to amendments. At any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the the bill H.R. 2183. General debate shall not exceed two hours. Befo...
Action By: House of Representatives
06/10/1998-7:40pmConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 442. (consideration: CR H4443-4465)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/20/1998-8:36pmRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 442 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 119 and H.R. 2183. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Upon the adoption of this resolution, the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union for consideration of H.J. Res. 119. General debate shall be limited to one hour. After general debate the joint resolution shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. Bill is open to amendments. At any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 1(b) of rule XXIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the the bill H.R. 2183. General debate shall not exceed two hours. Befo...
Action By: House of Representatives
05/14/1998Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/14/1998Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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House Judiciary05/14/1998 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (05/14/1998)

Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes the Congress, with respect to Federal elections, and States, for all other elections, to adopt reasonable regulations of campaign funds expended, including contributions, to influence the outcome of elections, provided that such regulations do not impair the right of the public to a full and free discussion of all issues and do not prevent any candidate for elected office from amassing the resources necessary for effective advocacy.