All Information (Except Text) for S.6 - We the People Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 06/16/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
We the People Act of 2016
Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
- DISCLOSE Act of 2016
- Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2016
- Federal Election Administration Act of 2016
- Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act
- Real Time Transparency Act
- Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act
Actions Overview (1)
|06/16/2016||Introduced in Senate|
06/16/2016 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|06/16/2016||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.|
Action By: Senate
06/16/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
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|Senate Rules and Administration||06/16/2016||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Banking and financial institutions regulation
- Business records
- Civil actions and liability
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Congressional elections
- Congressional oversight
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Corporate finance and management
- Department of the Treasury
- Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
- Employee benefits and pensions
- Employee hiring
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
- Federal Election Commission (FEC)
- Federal Housing Finance Agency
- Federal Reserve System
- Federal officials
- Financial services and investments
- Fraud offenses and financial crimes
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Labor-management relations
- National Credit Union Administration
- Personnel records
- Political advertising
- Political parties and affiliation
- Public contracts and procurement
- Public participation and lobbying
- Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
- Tax-exempt organizations
- Wages and earnings
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (06/16/2016)
We the People Act of 2016
Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2016 or the DISCLOSE Act of 2016
This bill amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) to:
- redefine "independent expenditure" to expand the meaning of express advocacy for the election or defeat of a candidate;
- expand the period for treating communications as electioneering communications;
- repeal the prohibition against contributions by minors; and
- prescribe disclosure requirements for campaign-related disbursements by corporations, labor organizations, and certain other entities, including super political action committees (PACs).
Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act
The bill amends FECA to treat payments for coordinated expenditures as contributions to candidates under certain conditions, and set forth rules for coordinated expenditures.
The bill also prohibits candidates, individual federal officeholders, agents of a candidate or an individual federal officeholder, or certain related entities from soliciting, receiving, directing, or transferring funds to or on behalf of any political committee that accepts donations or contributions that do not comply with FECA limitations, prohibitions, and reporting requirements, or to or on behalf of any political organization that accepts such donations or contributions.
Real Time Transparency Act
The bill amends FECA to require 48-hour notification to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by all political committees receiving cumulative contributions (instead of single contributions) of $1,000 or more during a year from any contributor.
Federal Election Administration Act of 2016
The FECA is also amended to replace the FEC with the Federal Election Administration (FEA).
The Government Accountability Office shall: (1) examine the enforcement of the criminal provisions of FECA and prohibitions regarding the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account, and (2) study the adequate level of resources for the FEA to execute competently the responsibilities imposed by this bill.
The federal criminal code is amended to prohibit former Members of Congress from ever lobbying a current Member in connection with any matter on which such former Member seeks action.
The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 is amended to revise the definition of lobbyist to mean any individual who is employed or retained by a client for financial or other compensation for services that include more than one lobbying contact over a two-year (currently three-month) period.
Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act
The federal criminal code is also amended regarding application of certain conflict-of-interest restrictions to a private sector employer that makes payment of compensation contingent on accepting a position in the federal government.
The Ethics in Government Act of 1978 is amended to prohibit a covered financial services regulator from making, participating in making, or in any way attempting to use his or her official position to influence a particular matter that provides a direct and substantial pecuniary benefit for a former employer or former client.
The Office of Government Ethics must discharge certain recordkeeping duties to implement this bill.
Violators of this bill shall be subject to specified criminal and civil penalties.
The bill revises and extends certain restrictions on subsequent employment on current and former procurement officers.
The federal criminal code is amended to place specified time restrictions on subsequent employment for financial service regulators.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Act is amended to revise restrictions on federal examiners and supervisors of financial institutions.