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1999-H1747 on May 11, 1999

Bill Sponsorship: restricting campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd party
Source: Conduit Contribution Prevention Act (H.R.1747)
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to increase the penalties imposed for making or accepting contributions in the name of another and to prohibit foreign nationals from making any campaign-related disbursements.
  • Increase civil & criminal penalties for knowing and willful violations of the prohibition against making or accepting contributions in the name of another.
  • Sets both civil and criminal fines at not less than 300% of the amount involved in the violation and not more than the greater of $50,000 or 1,000% of such amount.
  • Mandates a criminal fine or two years' imprisonment, or both.
  • Limits criminal penalties to violations involving an amount aggregating $1,000 or more during a calendar year.
  • Changes from discretionary to mandatory the authority of the Federal Election Commission to refer to the Attorney General any instance of probable cause that a violation of such prohibition has occurred.
  • Revises the current ban on contributions by foreign nationals to encompass all disbursements by foreign nationals, including any disbursement to a political committee of a political party and any disbursement for an independent expenditure.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Stricter limits on political campaign funds Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties (Score: 1)

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

Democrats participating in 1999-H1747

Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 

Republicans participating in 1999-H1747

Bob Barr s1oGeorgia Republican Challenger 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Dan Burton s1pIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Christopher Cox s1oCalifornia Republican 
Nathan Deal s1oGA Republican Governor 
Jim DeMint s1oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jay Dickey s1oArkansas Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Michael Forbes s1oNew York Republican (retired) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Porter Goss s1oFlorida Republican (Until 2004) 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Mark Green s1oWisconsin Republican 
Gil Gutknecht s1oMinnesota Republican 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican (retiring 2014) 
Joel Hefley s1oColorado Republican 
Asa Hutchinson s1oAR Republican Gubernatorial Challenger 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve Largent s1oOK00 Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
David McIntosh s1oIndiana Republican 
Jack Metcalf s1oWashington Republican 
John Mica s1oFlorida Republican 
Dan Miller s1oFlorida Republican (retired) 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Doug Ose s1oCalifornia Republican challenger 
John Porter s1oIllinois Republican (retired) 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida Republican 
Paul Ryan s1oPOTUS Republican 
Joe Scarborough s1oFlorida Republican 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Floyd Spence s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Pat Toomey s1oPA Republican Jr Senator 
David Vitter s1oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican 
J.C. Watts s1oOklahoma Republican 
Curt Weldon s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 

Independents participating in 1999-H1747

Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
John Hostettler s1oIN 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep. 
John Linder s1oGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 47
Independents: 5

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