S.J.Res.19 - A joint resolution 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:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 06/18/2013)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 113-223|
|Latest Action:||09/11/2014 Cloture on the joint resolution not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 42. Record Vote Number: 261.|
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Summary: S.J.Res.19 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate amended (07/17/2014)
Constitutional Amendment - Authorizes Congress and the states to regulate and 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, and 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.