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H.J.Res. 53: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections.

Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections.

Introduced: May 14, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. John A. Yarmuth [D-KY3]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Summary: Constitutional Amendment Denies as protected speech any financial expenditures, or in kind equivalents, with respect to a candidate for federal office, without regard to whether or not a communication expressly advocates the election or defeat of a specified candidate in the election. Gives Congress the power to enact a mandatory public financing system to provide funds to qualified candidates in federal elections, which shall be the sole source of funds raised or spent with respect to federal elections.

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