Summary: H.J.Res.126 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/19/2018)

Constitutional Amendment

This joint resolution denies as protected speech any financial expenditures, or in kind equivalents, with respect to a candidate for federal office, without regard to whether or not a communication expressly advocates the election or defeat of a specified candidate in the election.

The resolution gives Congress the power to enact a mandatory public financing system to provide funds to qualified candidates in federal elections, which shall be the sole source of funds raised or spent with respect to federal elections.