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A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

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01/24/2017Introduced in Senate

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01/24/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (42)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 01/24/2017
Sen. Heitkamp, Heidi [D-ND] 01/30/2017
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 02/01/2017
Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN] 02/14/2017
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 04/24/2017
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 06/21/2017
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 01/17/2018
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 06/25/2018

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary01/24/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2017)

Constitutional Amendment

This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing Congress and the states to set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.

The amendment grants Congress and the states the power to implement and enforce this amendment by appropriate legislation. They are allowed 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.

This joint resolution declares that nothing in this amendment shall be construed to grant Congress or the states the power to abridge the freedom of the press.