March 30, 1998(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.
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: 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.