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      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
      the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
      Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
    IntroducedJune 18th, 2013

What is it?

This joint resolution, proposed by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) would amend the United States Constitution and give Congress the authority to "regulate the raising and spending of money" in federal elections, and grant the same authority to states. The resolution includes an amendment stating that Congress would not "abridge the freedom of the press." 

In order to be enacted, the resolution would require approval by both the Senate and the House; however, since this resolution proposes an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it does not require approval of the President, as non-Constituion specific joint resolutions do. While the bill sets "limits," it does not say what those limits would be. 

Impact

The bill affects the regulation of raising and spending money in elections. If enacted, the joint resolution might decrease the influence of corporate and special interest money involved in the election process.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is not available.

Official 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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