Summary: S.1917 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1917. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.