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