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CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS

2021-117th Congressional Session

2021 VIRGINIA BILLS ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE (STATUS)

  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: SB1233 DIED

2. Prohibiting contributions from corporations. Del Lee Carter: HB 1906 DIED

3.  Banning contributions to candidates from public service corporations. Sen. Chap Petersen: S.B.1236  DIED and the companion bill in the House: Del. Ibrheem Samirah: HB1756 DIED

4.  Restricting personal use of campaign contributions. Making unlawful the conversion of political contributions for personal use. Del Marcus Simon HB 1952 DIED

5.  Comprehensive Study on Campaign Finance Reform. Del. David Bulova: HJ526. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study comprehensive campaign finance reform in the Commonwealth. PASSED

Local Resolutions in Virginia Related to Money in Politics

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.

Links to Resources

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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