Issue Spotlight: Campaign Finance on the Anniversary of Citizens United
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The justices voted 5-4 that corporations and unions had First Amendment rights that prohibits government from placing limits on their independent spending for political purposes. We pulled together a list of bills related to campaign financing.
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Campaign Finance Bills on the Anniversary of Citizens United
- SJRes 33 The Saving American Democracy Amendment and The OCCUPIED Amendment propose a Constitutional amendment to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.
- S 750 The Fair Elections Now Act and (HR 1404) reform the financing of Senate elections and establish a Fair Elections Fund.
- HJRes 65 Constitutional Amendment to prohibit candidates for election to Congress from accepting contributions from individuals who do not reside in the State or Congressional district the candidate seeks to represent.
- SJRes 29 Constitutional Amendment to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state.
- HJRes 88 Constitutional Amendment relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
- HJRes 100 Constitutional Amendment regarding the use of public funds to pay for campaigns for election to Federal Office.
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