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15_H154 on Jan 6, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.154
Source: Close the Floodgates Act
Congressional Summary: To repeal the Federal Election Campaign provisions which established separate contribution limits for contributions made to national parties to support Presidential nominating conventions, national party headquarters buildings, and recounts.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: Rep. KILMER. This legislation repeals the last-minute changes to campaign finance law that were tacked into a 1,600-page bill to fund the government. As a result of this legislation, the wealthiest donors can now each contribute more than $750,000 per year to a political party, more than seven times the previous cap. Worst of all, these changes were buried in a bill with no hearing and no public debate. This bill protects the interests of "We the People" and make sure that the wealthiest donors don't get another chance to flood our elections with even more money and to undermine our democracy.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Washington Post article, Oct. 9, 2014): The FEC said that contributions to presidential convention committees will not count against the annual limit on donations to national parties--allowing wealthy donors to double their support for party operations. The FEC's move came in response to a rare joint request by the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee, which argued that they needed a new avenue to raise funds for the events after a federal law eliminated public funding for the conventions. But critics of the decision said the FEC created an end-run around federal contribution limits. Under the current rules, individuals can give up to $32,400 per year to a national party committee. Now, donors will be able to give an additional $32,400 each year to a separate committee set up to finance the quadrennial convention. That means that a single donor could give nearly $130,000 to support a party and its convention in a two-year election cycle. Also see campaign disclosure bill House bill H.R.148 (2013)


    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: No separate contribution limits for party activities (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: No separate contribution limits for party activities (Score: 2)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 15_H154

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberJan 13, 2015
Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 8, 2015
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratJan 8, 2015
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratJan 6, 2015
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 13, 2015
John Carney s1oDE Democratic candidate for GovernorJan 8, 2015
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratJan 13, 2015
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 8, 2015
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 6, 2015
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 13, 2015
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratJan 8, 2015
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratJan 8, 2015
Jim Cooper s1oTennessee DemocratJan 7, 2015
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 8, 2015
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratJan 12, 2015
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratJan 8, 2015
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 20, 2015
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratMar 19, 2015
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 9, 2015
Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratJan 9, 2015
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratJan 13, 2015
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateJan 13, 2015
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 8, 2015
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJan 21, 2015
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 8, 2015
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratJan 21, 2015
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratJan 12, 2015
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratJan 8, 2015
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 8, 2015
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratJan 13, 2015
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratJan 12, 2015
Jim Himes s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 6, 2015
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 20, 2015
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Steve Israel s1oNew York DemocratJan 13, 2015
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratJan 12, 2015
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratJan 8, 2015
Derek Kilmer s2pWashington Democrat
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Jan 20, 2015
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratJan 8, 2015
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratJan 8, 2015
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratJan 7, 2015
John Larson s1oConnecticut DemocratJan 8, 2015
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 8, 2015
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratJan 21, 2015
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 8, 2015
Ben Ray Lujan s1oNew Mexico DemocratJan 9, 2015
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNew Mexico DemocratJan 21, 2015
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJan 28, 2015
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratJan 8, 2015
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratJan 6, 2015
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 9, 2015
Patrick Murphy s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateJan 7, 2015
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJan 21, 2015
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratJan 7, 2015
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratJan 7, 2015
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 20, 2015
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 6, 2015
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratJan 8, 2015
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratJan 12, 2015
Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratJan 8, 2015
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 20, 2015
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratJan 7, 2015
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratJan 12, 2015
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 9, 2015
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratJan 9, 2015
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalJan 8, 2015
Kyrsten Sinema s1oArizona DemocratJan 8, 2015
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratJan 12, 2015
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratJan 8, 2015
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 13, 2015
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 13, 2015
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratJan 7, 2015
Norma Torres s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberJan 20, 2015
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 8, 2015
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Jan 7, 2015
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 7, 2015
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 26, 2015
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratJan 6, 2015
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratJan 9, 2015



Republicans participating in 15_H154

Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 8, 2015



Independents participating in 15_H154



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 80
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0


















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