January 23, 2013 •
House Joint Resolutions
Two proposals for amendments to the U.S. Constitution regarding campaign finance were introduced yesterday by Representative Jim McGovern.
House Joint Resolution 20 calls for an amendment giving authority to the federal and state governments to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections.
House Joint Resolution 21 provides for an amendment preventing corporations, limited liability companies, and other corporate entities from being included under the terms people, person, or citizen as “used” in the constitution.
Representative McGovern states in his press release that his amendments “would overturn Citizens United and put a stop to the growing trend of corporations claiming first amendment rights,” and “allow Congress to pass campaign finance reform legislation that will withstand Constitutional challenges.”
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