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HR 3581 - Campaign Finance Reform bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Bennie Thompson voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (74-337) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Finance Reform bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that changes provisions about soft money, increases contribution limits, and bans donations by non-citizens.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits labor unions, national banks and corporations from collecting any dues or fees to be used for political activities from stockholders and employees without separate, prior, written, and voluntary consent.
  • Prohibits non-citizens, including those legally in the United States, from contributing to candidates for federal election and penalizes contributing non-citizens 200 percent of the amount provided.
  • Bans cash contributions greater than $100.
  • Requires any person who conducts a federal election poll to disclose the identity of the person paying the expenses.
  • Establishes a 5 state Voter Eligibility Pilot Confirmation Program.
  • Increases maximum contributions from individuals to candidates from $1,000 to $2,000.
  • Raises maximum contributions from individuals to national political parties from $20,000 to $60,000.
  • Increases the aggregate annual campaign contribution limit of individuals from $25,000 to $75,000.
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 Finance Reform bill

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

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