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S. 1538 - Fair Elections Now Act

Government operations and politics. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Fair Elections Now Act

S. 1538 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Fair Elections Now Act
  • Fair Elections Now Act
Sponsor
Richard J. Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Congressional elections
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC)
  • Government information and archives
  • Government trust funds
  • House of Representatives
  • Income tax credits
  • Inflation and prices
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Political parties and affiliation
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Senate
  • Supreme Court
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    Major Actions
    Introduced6/10/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced6/10/2015
    6/10/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    6/10/2015Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    29 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Fair Elections Now Act

    29 organizations supported this bill

    African American Ministers In Action
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Alliance for a Just Society
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    American Association of University Women
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    CALPIRG
    CALPIRG (2016, August 12). Tell your senators to stand up against big money. Retrieved August 12, 2016, from CALPIRG.
    Common Cause
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Communications Workers of America
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Courage Campaign
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Daily Kos
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Democracy 21
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Democracy Matters
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Demos
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Endangered Species Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Every Voice
    Every Voice (2015, June 11). Update: Fair Elections Now Act Introduced in the Senate. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from Every Voice.
    Franciscan Action Network
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Free Speech for People
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Main Street Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Money Out Voters In
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    MoveOn.org
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    New Progressive Alliance
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    OurTime.org
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee
    Progressive Change Campaign Committee (2015, August 3). SIGN ON: Reverse Citizens United. Sign the petition to pass the Fair Elections Now Act.. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from Progressive Change Campaign Committee.
    Public Campaign
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Public Citizen
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Responsible Endowments Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    Rootstrikers
    Rootstrikers (2015, August 3). Tell the Senate: Pass the Fair Elections Now Act!. Retrieved August 3, 2015, from Rootstrikers.
    Say No To Big Money
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.
    U.S. PIRG
    US PIRG (2015, June 10). Senate Bill Introduced to Fight Big Money in Elections, Amplify Voices of Small Donors. Retrieved June 15, 2015, from US PIRG.
    Voices for Progress
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 21). Common Cause, Other Reform Groups Commend Congressional Leaders on Reintroduction of Money in Politics Legislation. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Common Cause.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$35,978$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$58,421$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,669,871$0
    John BarrassoRWY$10,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,143,226$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$94,014$0
    Roy BluntRMO$20,250$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$232,296$0
    John BoozmanRAR$15,335$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$6,397$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,076,834$0
    Richard BurrRNC$25,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$236,733$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$58,299$0
    Ben CardinDMD$54,525$0
    Tom CarperDDE$23,900$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$111,754$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$48,700$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$24,800$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$64,600$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$97,872$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,100$0
    John CornynRTX$11,000$0
    Tom CottonRAR$30,720$0
    Mike CrapoRID$3,000$0
    Ted CruzRTX$18,799$0
    Steve DainesRMT$10,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$106,490$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$117,449$0
    Mike EnziRWY$11,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$16,099$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$230,421$0
    Deb FischerRNE$25,250$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$6,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$356,342$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$30,505$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$781,663$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$51,863$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,750$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$9,000$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$446,781$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$245,594$0
    Dean HellerRNV$19,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$480,011$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$3,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$15,600$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$11,675$0
    Tim KaineDVA$1,046,839$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$72,785$0
    Mark KirkRIL$13,320$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$279,428$0
    James LankfordROK$15,600$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,883$0
    Mike LeeRUT$1,753$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,625$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$596,304$0
    John McCainRAZ$13,675$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,373,951$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,200$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$53,450$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$261,708$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$250$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$5,350$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,168$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$408,241$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$732,767$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$156,800$0
    Rand PaulRKY$9,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$12,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$949,432$0
    Rob PortmanROH$46,830$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,975$0
    Harry ReidDNV$15,917$0
    Jim RischRID$16,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,000$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$4,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$37,035$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$390,332$0
    Ben SasseRNE$6,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$418,115$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$230,751$0
    Tim ScottRSC$16,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,159,802$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$446,346$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$11,094$0
    Jon TesterDMT$607,308$0
    John ThuneRSD$21,696$0
    Thom TillisRNC$12,200$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,134$0
    Tom UdallDNM$274,065$0
    David VitterRLA$23,300$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$109,302$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,648,347$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,917$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$8,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$216,628$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$35,978$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$58,421$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$1,669,871$0
    John BarrassoRWY$10,000$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,143,226$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$94,014$0
    Roy BluntRMO$20,250$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$232,296$0
    John BoozmanRAR$15,335$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$6,397$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,076,834$0
    Richard BurrRNC$25,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$236,733$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$58,299$0
    Ben CardinDMD$54,525$0
    Tom CarperDDE$23,900$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$111,754$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$48,700$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$3,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$24,800$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$64,600$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$97,872$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,100$0
    John CornynRTX$11,000$0
    Tom CottonRAR$30,720$0
    Mike CrapoRID$3,000$0
    Ted CruzRTX$18,799$0
    Steve DainesRMT$10,900$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$106,490$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$117,449$0
    Mike EnziRWY$11,500$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$16,099$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$230,421$0
    Deb FischerRNE$25,250$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$6,500$0
    Al FrankenDMN$356,342$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$30,505$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$781,663$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$51,863$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,750$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$9,000$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$446,781$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$245,594$0
    Dean HellerRNV$19,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$480,011$0
    John HoevenRND$4,833$0
    Jim InhofeROK$3,750$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$15,600$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$11,675$0
    Tim KaineDVA$1,046,839$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$72,785$0
    Mark KirkRIL$13,320$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$279,428$0
    James LankfordROK$15,600$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,883$0
    Mike LeeRUT$1,753$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,625$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$596,304$0
    John McCainRAZ$13,675$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,373,951$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,200$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$53,450$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$261,708$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$250$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$5,350$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$27,168$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$408,241$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$732,767$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$156,800$0
    Rand PaulRKY$9,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$12,400$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$949,432$0
    Rob PortmanROH$46,830$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,975$0
    Harry ReidDNV$15,917$0
    Jim RischRID$16,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$8,000$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$4,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$37,035$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$390,332$0
    Ben SasseRNE$6,200$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$418,115$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$230,751$0
    Tim ScottRSC$16,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$2,000$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,159,802$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$3,500$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$446,346$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$11,094$0
    Jon TesterDMT$607,308$0
    John ThuneRSD$21,696$0
    Thom TillisRNC$12,200$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,134$0
    Tom UdallDNM$274,065$0
    David VitterRLA$23,300$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$109,302$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$3,648,347$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$157,917$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$8,250$0
    Ron WydenDOR$216,628$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Women's issues$8,250,935
    Democratic/Liberal$7,379,240
    Environmental policy$5,398,859
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
    Small business associations$392,318
    Communications & hi-tech unions$341,900
    Human Rights$45,000
    Consumer groups$750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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