To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential elections, to establish a system of public financing for Congressional elections, to promote the disclosure of disbursements made in coordination with campaigns for election for Federal 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; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Empowering Citizens Act''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--REFORM OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FINANCING
Subtitle A--Primary Elections
Sec. 101. Increase in and modifications to matching payments. Sec. 102. Eligibility requirements for matching payments. Sec. 103. Inflation adjustment for matching contributions. Sec. 104. Repeal of expenditure limitations. Sec. 105. Period of availability of matching payments. Sec. 106. Examination and audits of matchable contributions. Sec. 107. Modification to limitation on contributions for Presidential primary candidates. Subtitle B--General Elections
Sec. 111. Modification of eligibility requirements for public financing. Sec. 112. Repeal of expenditure limitations and use of qualified campaign contributions. Sec. 113. Matching payments and other modifications to payment amounts. Sec. 114. Inflation adjustment for payment amounts. Sec. 115. Increase in limit on coordinated party expenditures. Sec. 116. Establishment of uniform date for release of payments. Sec. 117. Amounts in Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Sec. 118. Use of general election payments for general election legal and...