Key Votes

S 27 - Campaign Reform Act of 2001 - Key Vote

National Key Votes

John Edwards voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (59-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Campaign Reform Act of 2001

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

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

  • Bans soft money contributions to national political parties and limits how state parties can spend soft money contributions.
  • Doubles the limit on individual contributions to federal candidates to $2,000.
  • Doubles the limit on individual contributions to state party committees to use in federal elections.
  • Raises the limit on individual contributions to national party committees to $25,000 annually.
  • Raises the aggregate individual limit on contributions to federal candidates, political action committees (PACs), and parties to $37,500 annually.
  • Prohibits the use of corporate and labor union funds for broadcast ads that mention a federal candidate's name within 60 days of a general election and within 30 days of a primary election.
  • Raises contribution limits for individuals running against self-financed candidates in some cases.
  • Requires broadcasters to charge candidates and parties at their lowest advertising rates.
  • Prohibits contributions in federal, state or local elections by foreigners.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Campaign Reform Act of 2001



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