Democrats Fail to Pass Constitutional Amendment - State and Federal Communications

September 12, 2014  •  

Democrats Fail to Pass Constitutional Amendment

Flag of the United States Senate.svgA constitutional amendment sought by Democrats failed to pass the Senate on Thursday.

The amendment, which would allow Congress and state legislatures to overturn recent campaign finance decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, did not get the required 60 votes required for passage.

Republicans argued the bill was an attack on free speech, protected by the First Amendment.

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