S.J.Res. 8 - A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections.

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A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. (by CRS) 
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A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections.

S.J.Res. 8 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. (by CRS)
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Title
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
Other Titles
  • A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
Sponsor
Tom Udall
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • State and local government operations
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/24/2017
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/24/2017
1/24/2017Introduced in Senate
1/24/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $39,153 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $142,825 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $295,567 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $273,352 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $111,198 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $519,413 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $357,149 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $271,928 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $570,228 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $890,677 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $679,154 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $2,145,886 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $181,979 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $181,474 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $374,608 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $360,988 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $117,596 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $181,802 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $208,254 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $186,714 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $348,643 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $539,623 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $305,465 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $836,182 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $56,470 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $136,573 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $471,286 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $437,775 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $226,156 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $512,321 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $533,870 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $340,489 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $787,365 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $1,119,865 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $966,345 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,881,769 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $136,847 Against $0

Votes

    14 Organizations Support and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections.

    14 organizations support this bill

    American Family Voices
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Center for Media and Democracy
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW)
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Common Cause
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Daily Kos
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Democracy Matters
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Franciscan Action Network
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    free speech for people
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Money Out People In
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Money Out Voters In
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Pesticide Action Network
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Public Citizen
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Rural Coalition
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.
    Small Planet Institute
    Undersigned organizations (2017, January 23). Support the Democracy for All Amendment. Retrieved January 25, 2017, from Public Citizen.

    0 organizations oppose this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$29,250$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$735,796$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,143,226$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$80,864$0
    Roy BluntRMO$10,250$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$218,346$0
    John BoozmanRAR$10,835$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$659,400$0
    Richard BurrRNC$16,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$150,512$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$4,750$0
    Ben CardinDMD$47,775$0
    Tom CarperDDE$23,650$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$96,154$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$47,700$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$25,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$38,550$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$96,122$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,600$0
    John CornynRTX$5,750$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,560,082$0
    Tom CottonRAR$25,220$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$17,599$0
    Steve DainesRMT$4,150$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$97,540$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,021,969$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$114,099$0
    Mike EnziRWY$1,250$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$1,250$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$22,222$0
    Deb FischerRNE$2,800$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$17,150$0
    Al FrankenDMN$344,342$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$30,091$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$186,321$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,363$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,350$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$444,318$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,058,879$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$3,000$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$435,281$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$63,600$0
    Dean HellerRNV$9,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$124,839$0
    John HoevenRND$2,333$0
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,600$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,700$0
    Tim KaineDVA$659,358$0
    John KennedyRLA$1,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$72,785$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$45,863$0
    James LankfordROK$9,100$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,333$0
    Mike LeeRUT$253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$35,625$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$575,804$0
    John McCainRAZ$8,675$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$163,786$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$30,450$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$246,708$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$7,800$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$22,550$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$396,991$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$316,580$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$168,819$0
    Rand PaulRKY$13,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$16,900$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$696,059$0
    Rob PortmanROH$37,080$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,975$0
    Jim RischRID$2,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,500$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$29,835$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$374,882$0
    Ben SasseRNE$4,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$397,615$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$215,351$0
    Tim ScottRSC$7,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$342,723$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$112,291$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,511$0
    Jon TesterDMT$413,932$0
    John ThuneRSD$19,519$0
    Thom TillisRNC$14,551$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$22,634$0
    Tom UdallDNM$268,065$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$200,252$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$108,802$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,010,564$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$152,417$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$6,050$0
    Ron WydenDOR$211,228$0
    Todd YoungRIN$10,850$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$29,250$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$735,796$0
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,143,226$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$80,864$0
    Roy BluntRMO$10,250$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$218,346$0
    John BoozmanRAR$10,835$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$659,400$0
    Richard BurrRNC$16,950$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$150,512$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$4,750$0
    Ben CardinDMD$47,775$0
    Tom CarperDDE$23,650$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$96,154$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$47,700$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$25,700$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$38,550$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$96,122$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$15,600$0
    John CornynRTX$5,750$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,560,082$0
    Tom CottonRAR$25,220$0
    Mike CrapoRID$0$0
    Ted CruzRTX$17,599$0
    Steve DainesRMT$4,150$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$97,540$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$1,021,969$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$114,099$0
    Mike EnziRWY$1,250$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$1,250$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$22,222$0
    Deb FischerRNE$2,800$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$17,150$0
    Al FrankenDMN$344,342$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$30,091$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$186,321$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,363$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$11,350$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$444,318$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$1,058,879$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$3,000$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$435,281$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$63,600$0
    Dean HellerRNV$9,500$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$124,839$0
    John HoevenRND$2,333$0
    Jim InhofeROK$2,250$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$2,600$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$3,700$0
    Tim KaineDVA$659,358$0
    John KennedyRLA$1,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$72,785$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$45,863$0
    James LankfordROK$9,100$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$109,333$0
    Mike LeeRUT$253$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$35,625$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$575,804$0
    John McCainRAZ$8,675$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$163,786$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$17,500$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$30,450$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$246,708$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$7,800$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$22,550$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$396,991$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$316,580$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$168,819$0
    Rand PaulRKY$13,395$0
    David PerdueRGA$16,900$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$696,059$0
    Rob PortmanROH$37,080$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$23,975$0
    Jim RischRID$2,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$1,500$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$2,250$0
    Marco RubioRFL$29,835$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$374,882$0
    Ben SasseRNE$4,700$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$397,615$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$215,351$0
    Tim ScottRSC$7,300$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$342,723$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$112,291$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$7,511$0
    Jon TesterDMT$413,932$0
    John ThuneRSD$19,519$0
    Thom TillisRNC$14,551$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$22,634$0
    Tom UdallDNM$268,065$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$200,252$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$108,802$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,010,564$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$152,417$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$6,050$0
    Ron WydenDOR$211,228$0
    Todd YoungRIN$10,850$0

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Democratic/Liberal$10,463,497
    Environmental policy$6,497,094
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$563,462
    Agriculture$192,286
    Consumer groups$10,650

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
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