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[H.J. Res. 8 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 8

  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

                            January 6, 1999

Mr. Engel 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 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 after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article--

    ``Section 1. The Congress shall have the power to set limits on 
expenditures made by individuals or entities 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 made by individuals or entities 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 
legislation the provision of this article.''.
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