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114th Congress

 

  • Democracy for All Amendment – S.J.Res. 5. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 2015 by Sen. Tom Udall. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • Democracy for All Amendment – H.J.Res. 22. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 20, 2015 by Reps. Ted Deutch, Donna Edwards, and James P. McGovern. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 7. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 4, 2015 by Sen. Jon Tester. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

 

  • S.J.Res. 4. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 2015 by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the integrity of our elections, and to limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.

 

  • H.J.Res. 58. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on June 24, 2015 by Rep. Adam Schiff. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.

 

  • H.J.Res. 53. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on May 14, 2015 by Rep. John Yarmuth. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 48. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on April 28, 2015 by Rep. Richard M. Nolan. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

 

  • H.J.Res. 46. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on April 21, 2015 by Rep. Kurt Schrader. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 38. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on March 17, 2015 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections and granting Congress and the States the power to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 36. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 26, 2015 by Rep. Donna Edwards. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.

 

  • H.J.Res. 31. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 11, 2015 by Rep. Jerry McNerney. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the permissible sources of funding for elections for public office and State ballot measures.

 

  • H.J.Res. 24. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 2015 by Rep. John Carney. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate political campaign contributions and expenditures, including independent expenditures.

 

  • H.J.Res. 23. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 2015 by Rep. James P. McGovern. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

 

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113th Congress

 

  • Democracy for All Amendment – S.J.Res. 19. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on June 18, 2013 by Sen. Tom Udall. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • Democracy for All Amendment – H.J.Res. 119. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 15, 2014 by Reps. Ted Deutch, Donna Edwards, and James P. McGovern. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 18. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on June 18, 2013 by Sen. Jon Tester. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

 

  • S.J.Res. 11. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on March 13, 2013 by Sen. Bernie Sanders. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the integrity of our elections, and to limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.

 

  • S.J.Res. 5. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 28, 2013 by Sen. Max Baucus. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to authorizing regulation of contributions to candidates for State public office and Federal office by corporations, entities organized and operated for profit, and labor organization, and expenditures by such entities and labor organizations in support of, or opposition to such candidates.

 

  • H.J.Res. 121. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 29, 2014 by Rep. John Carney. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate political campaign contributions and expenditures, including independent expenditures.

 

  • H.J.Res. 107. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 16, 2014 by Rep. John Yarmuth. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 34. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on March 12, 2013 by Rep. Ted Deutch. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case and related decisions, to protect the integrity of our elections, and to limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.

 

  • H.J.Res. 32. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 26, 2013 by Rep. Kurt Schrader. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 31. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 14, 2013 by Rep. Adam Schiff. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.

 

  • H.J.Res. 29. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 15, 2013 by Rep. Richard M. Nolan. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

 

  • H.J.Res. 25. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 6, 2013 by Rep. Donna Edwards. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.

 

  • H.J.Res. 21. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 22, 2013 by Rep. James P. McGovern. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations, limited liability companies or other corporate entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state.

 

  • H.J.Res. 20. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 22, 2013 by Rep. James P. McGovern. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 14. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 4, 2013 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections and granting Congress and the States the power to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 13. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 4, 2013 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 12. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 4, 2013 by Rep.Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on the amounts of contributions and expenditures that may be made in connection with campaigns for election to public office.

 

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112th Congress

 

  • S.J.Res. 35. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 24th, 2012, by Senator Max Baucus and Senator Jon Tester. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing Congress and states to regulate to raising and spending of corporate and labor funds in support of or in opposition to candidates running for federal and states offices.

 

  • S.J.Res. 33. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on December 8, 2011 by Rep. Bernie Sanders. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

 

  • S.J.Res. 29. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on November 1, 2011 by Senators Tom Udall. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 111. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on June 18th, 2012 by Rep. Adam Schiff. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns.

 

  • H.J.Res. 100. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 18th, 2012 by Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States declaring that elections should be publicly funded.

 

  • H.J.Res. 97. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on December 20, 2011 by Rep. John Yarmuth and Rep. Walter Jones. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States declaring that spending on elections does not qualify as protected speech under the First Amendment, giving Congress the authority to create a public financing system as the sole source of funding for federal elections, and designating a national holiday for the purpose of voting.

 

  • H.J.Res. 92. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on December 6, 2011 by Rep. Keith Ellison. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the disbursement of funds for political activity by for-profit corporations and other for-profit business organizations.

 

  • H.J.Res. 90. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on November 18, 2011 by Rep. Ted Deutch. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures.

 

  • H.J.Res. 88. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on November 15, 2011 by Rep. Jim McGovern. Proposing an amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. FEC and to make clear that corporations are not people.

 

  • H.J.Res. 86. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on November 4, 2011 by Rep. Betty Sutton. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision on the Citizens United v. FEC.

 

  • H.J.Res. 82. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on September 12, 2011 by Rep. Ted Deutch (please note, Rep. Deutch prefers his second amendment, H.J. Res. 90). Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.

 

  • H.J.Res. 78. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on September 12, 2011 by Rep. Donna Edwards. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to clarify the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds for political activity by corporations.

 

  • H.J.Res. 72. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 13, 2011 by Rep. Kurt Schrader. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States affirming the power of Congress and the States to regulate contribution of funds to candidates and the expenditure of funds intended to influence the outcome of elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 65. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 11, 2011 by Rep. Dan Boren. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to prohibit candidates for election to Congress from accepting contributions from individuals who do not reside in the State or Congressional district the candidate seeks to represent.

 

  • H.J.Res. 8. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 5, 2011 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on the amounts of contributions and expenditures that may be made in connection with campaigns for election to public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 7. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 5, 2011 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 6. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 5, 2011 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States waiving the application of the first article of amendment to the political speech of corporations and other business organizations with respect to the disbursement of funds in connection with public elections and granting Congress and the States the power to establish limits on contributions and expenditures in elections for public office.

 

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111th Congress

 

  • S.J.Res. 36. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 27, 2010 by Sen. Max Baucus. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to authorizing regulation of contributions to candidates for State public office and Federal office by corporations and labor organizations, and expenditures by corporate entities and labor organizations in support of, or opposition to such candidates.

 

  • S.J.Res. 28. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 24, 2010 by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 98. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on September 29, 2010 by Rep. Ted Deutch. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing regulation of any expenditure in connection to an election.

 

  • H.J.Res. 84. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on May 13, 2010 by Rep. Kurt Schrader. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 82. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on April 14, 2010 by Rep. Paul W. Hodes. Proposing the “Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock Amendment of 2010″ to the Constitution of the United States regarding the authority of Congress and the States to regulate the spending and activities of corporations with regard to political campaigns and campaigns for election for public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 74. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 2, 2010 by Rep. Donna Edwards. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States permitting Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds by corporations engaging in political speech.

 

  • H.J.Res. 68. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 2010 by Rep. Leonard L. Boswell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting corporations and labor organizations from using operating funds for advertisements in connection with any campaign for election for Federal office.

 

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Before Citizens United

 

  • S.J.Res. 21. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on October 18, 2007 by Sen. Charles Schumer. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 5. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 23, 2003 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 4. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 7, 2001 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 6. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 19, 1999 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 18. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 27, 1997 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 2. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 21, 1997 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 48. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 26, 1996 by Sen. Arlen Specter. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • S.J.Res. 47. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 25, 1996 by Sen. Bill Bradley. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • S.J.Res. 18. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 17, 1995 by Sen. Ernest F. Hollings. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal, State, and local office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 13. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 8, 2009 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on the amounts of contributions and expenditures that may be made in connection with campaigns for election to public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 61. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on October 31, 2007 by Rep. Brian Higgins. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 76. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 1, 2006 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to limitations on the amounts of contributions and expenditures that may be made in connection with campaigns for election to public office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 5. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 7, 2003 by Rep. John D. Dingell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 2. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 3, 2001 by Rep. John D. Dingell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 13. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 6, 1999 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal and State office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 8. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 6, 1999 by Rep. Eliot L. Engel. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 3. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 6, 1999 by Rep. John D. Dingell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 108. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 3, 1998 by Rep. James P. Moran. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow the limitation of contributions and expenditures respecting elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 47. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on February 10, 1997 by Rep. Richard A. Gephardt. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit campaign spending.

 

  • H.J.Res. 17. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 7, 1997 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal and State office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 14. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 7, 1997 by Rep. Eliot L. Engel. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 9. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on January 7, 1997 by Rep. John D. Dingell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 187. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on July 25, 1996 by Rep. Harold L. Volkmer. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to expenditures to affect Congressional, Presidential, State, and local elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 172. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on April 18, 1996 by Rep. Phil English. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

 

  • H.J.Res. 171. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on March 29, 1996 by Rep. Tom Lantos. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to permit the Congress to limit contributions and expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 114. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on October 18, 1995 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections for Federal and State office.

 

  • H.J.Res. 97. Text. Sponsors. Introduced on June 22, 1995 by Rep. John D. Dingell. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to permit the Congress to limit expenditures in elections for Federal office.

 

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