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S J Res 19 - A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections - Key Vote

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Mitch McConnell voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER OF CONGRESS, AND RATIFICATION BY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES WITHIN SEVEN YEARS OF THE DATE THE AMENDMENT WAS SUBMITTED.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (54-42) - (Key vote)

Title: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the States for ratification that amends campaign finance laws.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes Congress and the States to set “reasonable limits” on the raising and spending of money by electoral candidates to “influence” elections.
  • Authorizes Congress and the States to distinguish between individuals and corporations or other entities in legislation, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to “influence” elections.
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NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

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