H.J.Res.119 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.113th Congress (2013-2014)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] (Introduced 07/14/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/02/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.119 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/2014)
Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.
Grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation. Allows them to distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.
Declares that nothing in this amendment shall be construed to grant Congress or the states the power to abridge the freedom of the press.