Seven House Resolutions

These House Joint Resolutions propose Constitutional amendments to clarify that Congress has the authority to legislate regarding election-related contributions, to restrict certain rights of corporations and associations with respect to elections, and to make other potentially effective changes to reverse the damage of the 2010 Citizens United and Speech Now decisions.

•    H.J.RES.34 introduced on March 12, 2013 by Rep. Ted Deutch. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to recognize the right of natural persons (only) to make contributions and expenditures to influence the outcome of public elections, clarifies congressional and state power to protect the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, and affirms freedom of the press.

•    H.J.RES.32 introduced on February 26, 2013 by Rep. Kurt Schrader. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections.

•    H.J.RES.31 introduced on February 14, 2013 by Rep. Adam Schiff. Proposes 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.25 introduced on February 6, 2013 by Rep. Donna Edwards. Proposes 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.20 introduced on January 22, 2013 by Rep. James P. McGovern. Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to elections.

•    H.J.RES.14 introduced on January 4, 2013 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposes 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.12 introduced on January 4, 2013 by Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Proposes 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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