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CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS

2021-117th Congressional Session

2022 VIRGINIA BILLS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE

  1. H.J.Res.1An amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Sponsor: Rep. Deutch.

2019-2020-116th Congressional Session

  1. H.J.Res.2An amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Sponsor: Rep. Deutch. Co-sponsored by 221 Representatives including Reps. Beyer, Connolly, McEachin, Spanberger, Wexton, Scott, and Luria.
  2. H.J.Res.48An amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal.
  3. S.J.Res.51 – A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. Sponsor: Sen. Udall. Co-sponsored by 47 Senators including Senators Kaine and Warner.

1. Limits on contributions to candidates for statewide office and the General Assembly. Sen. Chap Petersen SB44, Del. Tim Anderson HB85, Sen. Morrissey SB111, Delegate Rob Bloxom HB174, Del Schuyler VanValkenburg HB 575

2.  Banning contributions to candidates from public utilities. Sen. Chap Petersen: SB45 , Del. Lee Ware HB71, Del. Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler, HB 524

3.  Restricting personal use of campaign contributions. Making unlawful the conversion of political contributions for personal use. Del Marcus Simon HB 973 Sen. John Bell SB 463

4.  Disclosure. Sen. David Suetterlein SB 67, Sen Barbara Favola, SB318, Sen. Jeremy McPike SB 222, Sen. David Suetterlein SB 233 Del. Tim Anderson HB86, Del. Glenn Davis HB125, Del David Bulova HB500, Del David Bulova HB 495, Del Dan Helmer HB489 ,

5. Oversight. Del David Bulova HB 492

6. Other: Extending the Joint Subcommittee on Campaign Finance Reform. Del David Bulova, HJ53. Ethics: Sen. William Stanley, gift acceptance. SB 80,

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Go to United for the People for update on resolutions around the country
  • On December 9, 2013, the Falls Church City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and related cases and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people. (Click here for more information.)
  • On September 10, 2013, the Alexandria City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and related cases and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.
  • On September 18, 2012, the County Board of Arlington, Virginia passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and restore fair elections to the American people.
  • On June 4, 2012, the Charlottesville City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and restore constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.

DATA ON MONEY IN POLITICS

Open Secrets: The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project elevates public understanding of politics and government by organizing and presenting information in ways that are easily accessible and free of partisan bias

National Conference of State Legislatures: NCSL


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