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14_H269 on Jan 15, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Fair Elections Now Act
Source: S.375/H.R.269
Congressional Summary:Fair Elections Now Act--Amends 1971 FECA with respect to:
  • 500% matching payments to candidates for certain small dollar contributions;
  • a public debate requirement;
  • establishment of the Fair Elections Fund and of a Fair Elections Oversight Board;
  • remission to the Fair Elections Fund of unspent funds after an election civil penalties for violation of contribution and expenditure requirements;
  • Requires all designations, statements, and reports required to be filed under FECA to be filed directly with the FEC in electronic form accessible by computers.

Statement of support for corresponding Senate bill: (Sunlight Foundation) Now we bring you the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act, a bill that should probably be the least controversial of all. S. 375 would simply require senators and Senate candidates to file their public campaign finance disclosure reports electronically with the Federal Election Commission, the way House candidates and presidential candidates have been filing for over a decade. A version of the bill has been introduced during every congress starting in 2003 (!) yet it has been blocked repeatedly, a victim of political football.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has introduced the most recent version, which would ensure that paper Senate campaign finance reports are a thing of the past. But even with 50 bipartisan cosponsors, the bill faces an uphill battle. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, has repeatedly prevented the bill from coming to the Senate floor. We won't be deterred--as long as McConnell continues to block the bill, we'll continue to highlight that his intransigence results in delayed disclosure of vital, public campaign finance information, not to mention wasting $500,000 in taxpayer money annually. Eventually, we'll win.

Also see related Senate bill, S.375


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Make voter registration easier Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 14_H269

Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon DemocratJan 15, 2013
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Jan 15, 2013
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
David Cicilline s1sRhode Island DemocratJan 15, 2013
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee DemocratJan 15, 2013
John Conyers s1sMichigan DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee DemocratJan 15, 2013
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut DemocratJul 9, 2013
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut DemocratJan 15, 2013
Ted Deutch s1sFlorida DemocratJan 15, 2013
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Feb 4, 2013
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota DemocratJan 15, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia DemocratFeb 26, 2013
Gene Green s1sTexas DemocratJan 15, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona DemocratJan 15, 2013
Janice Hahn s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 15, 2013
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut DemocratJan 15, 2013
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 15, 2013
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia DemocratDec 5, 2013
Steve Israel s1sNew York DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas DemocratJan 15, 2013
Derek Kilmer s1sWashington DemocratJun 26, 2013
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Jan 15, 2013
Annie Kuster s1sNew Hampshire DemocratJul 18, 2013
James Langevin s1sRhode Island DemocratJan 15, 2013
John Larson s1sConnecticut DemocratJan 15, 2013
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois DemocratMar 14, 2013
David Loebsack s1sIowa DemocratMay 21, 2013
Dan Maffei s1sNew York DemocratJan 15, 2013
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jim McDermott s1sWashington DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts DemocratJan 15, 2013
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerJan 15, 2013
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 15, 2013
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 15, 2013
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Rick Nolan s1sMinnesota DemocratJan 15, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Beto O`Rourke s1sTexas DemocratJan 15, 2013
Bill Owens s1sNew York Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 15, 2013
Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic ChallengerJan 15, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jared Polis s1sColorado DemocratJan 15, 2013
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina DemocratJan 15, 2013
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois DemocratJan 15, 2013
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia DemocratFeb 4, 2013
Carol Shea-Porter s1sNew Hampshire DemocratAug 2, 2013
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia DemocratJan 15, 2013
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey DemocratJan 15, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York DemocratJan 15, 2013
David Adam Smith s1sWashington DemocratJan 15, 2013
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia DemocratSep 19, 2013
Eric Swalwell s1sCalifornia DemocratMar 14, 2013
Paul Tonko s1sNew York DemocratJan 15, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts DemocratJan 15, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 15, 2013
Tim Walz s1sMinnesota DemocratOct 8, 2013
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Jan 15, 2013
Peter Welch s1sVermont DemocratJan 15, 2013
Frederica Wilson s1sFlorida DemocratJan 15, 2013
John Yarmuth s2pKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 14_H269

Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 15, 2013



Independents participating in 14_H269



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 67
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0


















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