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Short Titles as Introduced

Candidate Accountability Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to eliminate certain contribution limitations, to require political committees to post information on contributions received by the committees on the websites of such committees, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/25/2012Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
07/25/2012Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/25/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee on House Administration07/25/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/25/2012)

Candidate Accountability Act - Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to limit to $50,000 in a federal election the aggregate contributions any person may make to any candidate and the candidate's authorized committees during the 5-day period ending on the election date.

Sunsets all other current federal election contributions limits as of December 31, 2012.

Repeals current restrictions and requirements on independent and coordinated election expenditures by political party committees after the party nominates a candidate. Replaces them with a special rule for direct costs of communications. Subjects to specified limitations the direct costs incurred by a political committee of a political party for a communication made in connection with the campaign of a candidate for federal office only if the communication is controlled by, or made at the direction of, the candidate or an authorized committee of the candidate.

Requires each political committee to post mandatory contribution information on its public website: (1) within 7 days after receiving the contribution, or (2) within 2 days if the aggregate contributions of the contributor exceed $10,000.