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HR 2183 - Campaign Finance Reform bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Frank Lucas voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (252-179) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Reform bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that imposes campaign finance reforms on the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (FECA) in order to change certain Federal election regulations.

  • Bars national, state, district, or local committees from soliciting funds from tax-exempt organizations, or organizations that have applied for tax-exempt status.
  • Bans individuals from contributing more than $10,000 to a State party during an election cycle.
  • Increases from $25,000 to $30,000 the annual aggregate limit on individual political contributions.
  • Redefines the term "contribution" to include communications that express advocacy for or against a party or individual, as well as payments made in support of a candidate running for Federal office.
  • Redefines the term "Expenditure" to include payments made for communications provided in coordination with the candidate, the candidate's agent, or the candidate's political party for the express purpose of influencing a Federal election.
  • Requires that reports be filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) for persons contributing an aggregate of $1,000 or more after the 20th day before an election, or an aggregate of $10,000 over 20 days before an election.
  • Obliges parties to report any contribution over $200 to the FEC, including the name and address of the donor, and the name of the candidate the money is meant to support or oppose.
  • Forbids parties from making both coordinated and independent expenditures to a candidate after he or she had been officially nominated.
  • Mandates that the FEC file reports electronically and make them publicly accessible on the Internet within 24 hours of their receipt.
  • Extends the time period within which a campaign audit may be started from 6 to 12 months within a scheduled election date.
  • Lowers the minimum contribution for the reporting of contributor identification from $200 to $50.
  • Requires only the name and address of a person contributing between $50 and $200.
  • Directs the FEC to declare that a candidate is eligible if the candidate and the candidate's committees do not exceed a personal funds expenditure limit of $50,000.
  • Prohibits foreign nationals and persons under the age of 18 from contributing to candidates or political parties.
  • Amends FECA to mandate between 1 and 10 years imprisonment for anyone who willfully violates its provisions.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Campaign Finance Reform bill


  • William 'Asa' Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Thomas H. 'Tom' Allen (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Scott 'Scotty' Baesler (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Marion Berry (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rod R. Blagojevich (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leonard L. Boswell (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Boyd Jr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Campbell (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter Holden Capps (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia M. Carson (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Merrill A. Cook (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. 'Bill' Delahunt (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob R. Etheridge (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. Ewing (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold Ford Jr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon David Fox (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Darlene Hooley (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Johnson (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nicholas V. 'Nick' Lampson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William P. 'Bill' Luther (MN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jim' Maloney (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen McCarthy (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Metcalf (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William T. 'Bill' Redmond (NM - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marshall Clement 'Mark' Sanford Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Sisisky (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor F. 'Vic' Snyder (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Ann Stabenow (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen O. Tauscher (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Turner (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wexler (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Weygand (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
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