Action in Congress

The U. S. Senate held a hearing in the Judiciary Committee on June 3, 2014, on S. J. Res. 19, by Sen. Udall of New Mexico. 

CLICK HERE for GMOM's eyewitness account.

A subcommittee then amended S. J. Res. 19 in mid-June.  It is improved in 3 ways:

  1. It adds the word "reasonable" to the limitations Congress or the States may impose on campaign contributions and spending.
  2. It now seems to cover referenda and ballot questions as well as elections for office.
  3. It now explicitly allows Congress and the states to limit corporate political rights.

CLICK HERE for the text of the amendment.

Maryland Senator Jamie Raskin testifies in the U. S. Senate on whether money equals free speech.



CLICK HERE for Comparison and Analysis of 14 Amendments Introduced in the 113th Congress 



16 States have asked Congress to overturn Citizens United, allow Congress to regulate campaign contributions and elections spending, or to reserve Constitutional rights to natural persons. 


 

NOTE: Appealing directly to Congress to propose an amendment is not GMOM's primary focus.


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published this page in Resources 2014-06-30 06:48:51 -0400
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