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[H.J. Res. 17 Introduced in House (IH)]






105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 17

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections 
                     for Federal and State office.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 7, 1997

Ms. Kaptur (for herself, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Minge, Mr. English 
of Pennsylvania, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Poshard, Mr. 
  Markey, and Mr. Pomeroy) 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 
relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections 
                     for Federal and State 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 after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article --

    ``Section 1. Congress shall have power to set reasonable limits on 
expenditures made in support of or in opposition to the nomination or 
election of any person to Federal office.
    ``Section 2. Each State shall have power to set reasonable limits 
on expenditures made in support of or in opposition to the nomination 
or election of any person to State office.
    ``Section 3. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by 
appropriate legislation.''.
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