S.1917 - Empower Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 06/20/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/20/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1917 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/20/2019)
Empower Act of 2019
This bill modifies the system for the public financing of presidential primary and general elections.
The bill (1) eliminates spending limits on participating candidates, (2) increases the amount of matching funds for participating candidates by matching the first $200 of contributions by individuals to candidates at a 6:1 ratio, (3) requires participating candidates to agree to accept contributions of no more than $1,000, and (4) allows national parties to expend up to $100 million in coordination with participating candidates.