Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the use of public funds to pay for campaigns for election to Federal office.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by conventions in three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
``Section 1. All campaigns for President and Members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate shall be financed entirely with public funds. No contributions shall be permitted to any candidate for Federal office from any other source, including the candidate. ``Section 2. No expenditures shall be permitted in support of any candidate for Federal office, or in opposition to any candidate for Federal office, from any other source, including the candidate. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press. ``Section 3. The Congress shall, by statute, provide limitations on the amounts and timing of the expenditures of such public funds. ``Section 4. The Congress shall, by statute, provide criminal penalties for any violation of this Article. ``Section 5. The Congress shall have the power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation.''. <all>