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HR 3820 - Campaign Finance Reform - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (162-259) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Reform

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the Federal Campaign Act of 1971 by changing campaign contribution limits and disclosure requirements.

Highlights:
  • Indicates that at least half of individual campaign contributions must come from individual residents of the district the candidate is seeking to represent.
  • Prohibits political party committees from contributing more than $5,000 to a candidate in a federal election.
  • Stipulates that if a candidate for the House of Representatives expends more than $150,000 of personal funds, then a political party committee may contribute to the opponents campaign without complying with the limits on contributions for political party committees.
  • Allows political party committees to match the amount of campaign funds carried over from a former election cycle for an incumbent for their nominee who is not the incumbent.
  • Requires that all contributions made 20 days before the election are reported within 24 hours.
  • Prohibits workers unions from using members dues for activities other than collective bargaining, contract administration or grievance adjustment without written agreement of the union member.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Campaign Finance Reform

Sponsors

  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harris W. Fawell (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon David Fox (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Newton Leroy 'Newt' Gingrich (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Enid Greene (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Livingston (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert S. Walker (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)