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[H.J. Res. 31 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 31

    Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States 
   relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate 
  contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact 
              public financing systems for such campaigns.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 14, 2013

  Mr. Schiff (for himself, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Farr, Mr. 
 Garamendi, Mr. Himes, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Moran, 
Ms. Norton, Mr. Welch, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. McCollum, 
 and Mr. Rangel) 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 
   relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate 
  contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact 
              public financing systems for such campaigns.

    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--

    ``Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to forbid 
Congress or the States from imposing reasonable content-neutral 
limitations on private campaign contributions or independent election 
expenditures, or from enacting systems of public campaign financing, 
including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by 
offsetting campaign spending or independent expenditures with increased 
public funding.''.
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