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Short Titles as Introduced

We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2017
  • Conflicts from Political Fundraising Act of 2017
  • DISCLOSE Act of 2017
  • Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2017
  • Federal Election Administration Act of 2017
  • Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act
  • MAR-A-LAGO Act
  • Making Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act
  • Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017
  • Real Time Transparency Act
  • Redistricting Reform Act
  • Same Day Registration Act of 2017
  • Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to reform our government, reduce the grip of special interest, and return our democracy to the American people by increasing transparency and oversight of our elections and government, reforming public financing for Presidential and Congressional elections, and requiring States to conduct Congressional redistricting through independent commissions, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
09/27/2017Introduced in Senate

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09/27/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance09/27/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/27/2017)

We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017

This bill amends various provisions related to elections, including by:

  • expanding the ban on election contributions by foreign nationals to include corporations subject to specified levels of ownership or control by foreign nationals or governments;
  • expanding and otherwise revising various disclosure and reporting requirements related to campaign communications;
  • imposing penalties for willfully violating limits related to campaign contributions for coordinated expenditures;
  • revising notification requirements for campaign contributions of $1,000 or more from any contributor during a calendar year;
  • replacing the Federal Election Commission with the Federal Election Administration, which shall enforce specified election-related laws and formulate related policies;
  • imposing restrictions on covered financial-services regulators, such as by prohibiting them from using their position to influence any matter that provides a direct and substantial pecuniary benefit to certain former employers or clients;
  • requiring the President and Vice President to disclose financial interests, including tax returns, to Congress and the Office of Government Ethics;
  • modifying the system for the public financing of presidential elections, including by providing for 600% matching funds for smaller campaign contributions and requiring a candidate who accepts public financing to agree not to accept certain bundled contributions;
  • requiring each state to conduct redistricting through a plan developed by an independent commission or, if such a commission plan is not enacted, a plan developed and enacted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; and
  • directing states to permit same-day voter registration.