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HR 417 - Campaign Finance Reform bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Joe Pitts voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (252-177) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Reform bill

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that implements reforms in the ways that politicians can raise money and regulates how unions, state political parties, and national political parties can distribute money to individual politicians.

Highlights:
  • Bans soft money contributions to national political parties.
  • Prohibits political parties from making coordinated contributions with a candidate unless the candidate agrees to limit personal spending to $50,000.
  • Raises aggregate individual limit from $25,000 to $30,000 annually.
  • Raises annual contribution limit for individual contributions to state committees of political parties from $5,000 to $10,000.
  • Limits free mail service, or franking privilege for members of Congress during an election year.
  • Prohibits political fundraising activity on federal property.
  • Prohibits people who are ineligible to vote from making contributions in federal, state or local elections.
  • Enhances disclosure requirements for groups conducting "issue advocacy" advertising or targeting a specific candidate.
  • Stipulates that labor organizations must give non-members who pay dues an opportunity to object to specific political activities funded by dues collections.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Campaign Finance Reform bill

Sponsors

  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. 'Tom' Allen (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian N. Baird (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Elias Baldacci (ME - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tammy Baldwin (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles F. 'Charlie' Bass (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shelley Berkley (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian P. Bilbray (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rod R. Blagojevich (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Allen Boyd Jr. (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Campbell (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julia M. Carson (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Davis (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. 'Bill' Delahunt (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Dingell (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Patrick Forbes (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Greg' Ganske (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles A. 'Charlie' Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. Hoeffel (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Rush D. Holt Jr. (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William P. 'Bill' Luther (MN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jim' Maloney (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Mascara (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carolyn McCarthy (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen McCarthy (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Metcalf (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George Miller (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis Moore (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James P. 'Jim' Moran Jr. (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Pomeroy (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Silvestre 'Silver' Reyes (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Nancy Rivers (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven R. 'Steve' Rothman (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Marshall Clement 'Mark' Sanford Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronnie Shows (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor F. 'Vic' Snyder (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Debbie Ann Stabenow (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen O. Tauscher (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Thurman (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John F. Tierney (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark E. Udall (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas S. 'Tom' Udall (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Anacletus Underwood (GU - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry A. Waxman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony David Weiner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wexler (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Weygand (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Wu (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
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