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HR 3582 - Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Eliot Engel voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (405-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires detailed reporting of campaign contributions by candidates and to increase the amount of information the Federal Election Commission makes available to the public.

Highlights:
  • Gives each political committee 24 hours to notify the Federal Election Commission and the State Department of any individual contribution made within 90 days of the election.
  • Mandates that each political committee report the candidate's name, the office sought, the identification of the contributor, the date, and the amount contributed within 1 day of receiving an individual contribution.
  • Compels the Federal Election Commission to file contribution information electronically immediately upon receiving it.
  • Requires the Federal Election Commission to respond publicly to questions and complaints about campaign finance law.
  • Bans cash contributions greater than $100.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Campaign Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1998

Sponsors

  • Rick White (WA - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda A. Smith (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
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