Text: H.J.Res.90 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 90

  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to 
   clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the 
      expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 16, 2017

 Ms. Shea-Porter (for herself, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Hastings, 
  Mr. Raskin, Mr. Welch, and Mr. Soto) submitted 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 to 
   clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the 
      expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.

    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:

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    ``Section 1. Nothing in this Constitution shall prohibit Congress 
and the States from imposing content-neutral regulations and 
restrictions on the expenditure of funds for political activity by any 
corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity, 
including but not limited to contributions in support of, or in 
opposition to, a candidate for public office.
    ``Section 2. Nothing contained in this Article shall be construed 
to abridge the freedom of the press.''.
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