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H.J.RES.14: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections and granting Congress and the States the power to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about government operations and politics
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Sponsor Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Constitutional Amendment - States that the First Amendment to the Constitution does not apply to the political speech of any corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or other business organization with respect to the making of contributions, expenditures, or other disbursements of funds in connection with public elections.

Grants Congress the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a federal election.

Grants states the power to set limits on the amounts of contributions and expenditures with respect to candidates in a state or local election.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.