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To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit a candidate for election to the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives from... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Aug 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Aug 1, 2011

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To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit a candidate for election to the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives from making campaign expenditures for the election from amounts that were not raised during the election cycle for that office, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Competitive Elections Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITING CANDIDATES FROM MAKING EXPENDITURES OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS NOT RAISED DURING ELECTION CYCLE.

(a) Prohibition.--Title III of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 315A the following new section:

``SEC. 315B. PROHIBITING CANDIDATES FROM MAKING EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS NOT RAISED DURING ELECTION CYCLE.

``(a) Restriction on Expenditures.--An authorized committee of a candidate for election for the office of Senator or the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress may not make any expenditure of funds in support of the candidate's campaign for election that were not deposited in the account of the committee during the election cycle for the office involved. ``(b) Exception for Candidates Facing Certain Opponents.-- ``(1) Statements of expenditures from personal funds.-- ``(A) Initial notification.--Not later than 24 hours after a candidate for election for the office of Senator or the office of Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress...

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Bill Summary

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit a candidate for election to the office of Senator or Member of the House of Representatives from making campaign expenditures for the election from amounts that were not raised during the election cycle for that office, and for other purposes.

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