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Constitutional Amendment to Reform Campaign Finance Laws

H.J.Res. 21

H.J.Res.21 is a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance laws, removing the influence of big money in our government and giving power back to the people. The Congressman first introduced the amendment in response to the Citizens United vs FEC Supreme Court decision in 2010, and it would limit the amount of money that special interests, corporations, and unions may spend on elections.

It would give Congress the ability to regulate campaign contributions to candidates running for federal office as well as how they spend their funds on advertisements. The amendment would also give that same control to the States for state-wide elections. Additionally, the amendment would prohibit any foreign agents or citizens from contributing to candidates for any public office, or spending money in any way intended to influence the outcome of elections in the United States.