August 7, 2017 •
US House Joint Resolution 113 Proposes Constitutional Amendment for Campaign Finance Regulation
On August 3, a federal campaign finance constitutional amendment with public financing authority was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
House Joint Resolution 113, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 20, 2017, proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States granting explicit authority to Congress and to the states to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.
Rep. Adam Schiff introduced the legislation with the intent to increase regulation of campaign contributions and spending.
“The regulatory process is at a standstill as we watch billions of dark money pour into elections,” Schiff said in a press release.
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