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S.J.Res.29 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections., 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 01, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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  • 89% of users support S.J.Res.29

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    89% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.J.Res.29.
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    • This constitutional amendment would overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and 1976 Buckley v. Valeo rulings by asserting that Congress and state legislatures have authority to regulate the raising and spending of money for elections.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This constitutional amendment would overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and 1976 Buckley v. Valeo rulings by asserting that Congress and state legislatures have authority to regulate the raising and spending of money for elections.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On August 19, 2012, by amadeusfg - The most corrupt are already being elected. For example, Congress-persons accept huge contributions from medical insurance lobbyists and nearly 50 million Americans are uninsured !! Citizens driven to destitution create a marginal class that engenders petty crime. But no worries there, the moneyed, governing class already has their gated communities for that eventuality. Much like the situation in many countries where the income disparity is so marked. The wealthy live in a gilded cage.

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      As noted by amadeusfg, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 19, 2012, "The most corrupt are already being elected. For example, Congress-persons accept huge contributions from medical insurance lobbyists and nearly 50 million Americans are uninsured !! Citizens driven to destitution create a marginal class that engenders petty crime. But no worries there, the moneyed, governing class already has their gated communities for that eventuality. Much like the situation in many countries where the income disparity is so marked. The wealthy live in a gilded cage."
    • On August 19, 2012, by amadeusfg - Whatever the existing current legislation, it is clearly not working.

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      As noted by amadeusfg, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 19, 2012, "Whatever the existing current legislation, it is clearly not working."
    • On November 04, 2011, by libbypw - States already CAN and DO make limits on their state elections...needless legislation. C'mon, Sen. Merkley, you are from Oregon you know that!

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      As noted by libbypw, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 04, 2011, "States already CAN and DO make limits on their state elections...needless legislation. C'mon, Sen. Merkley, you are from Oregon you know that! "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • NM Senator Udall Advocates for Constitutional Amendment at Hearing - July 25, 2012 by Democracy for New Mexico - In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ...

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      As noted by Democracy for New Mexico on July 25, 2012, "In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ..." (/url?q=http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democracy_for_new_mexico/2012/07/udall-advocates-for-constitutional-amendment-at-hearing.html&sa=U&ei=puISUNvMJMrf0QGm1YHQCA&ved=0CC4QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNHWlsBhQKDVj715NuYjyfV1p3rbBg)
    • NM Senator Udall Advocates for Constitutional Amendment at Hearing - July 25, 2012 by Democracy for New Mexico - In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ...

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      As noted by Democracy for New Mexico on July 25, 2012, "In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ..." (/url?q=http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democracy_for_new_mexico/2012/07/udall-advocates-for-constitutional-amendment-at-hearing.html&sa=U&ei=gooRUMqLOIT26gGRs4GQDA&ved=0CDEQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNGMq_g2ruHeQ1Vvb7XoEb8ckT_zIA)
    • NM Senator Udall Advocates for Constitutional Amendment at Hearing - July 24, 2012 by Democracy for New Mexico - In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ...

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      As noted by Democracy for New Mexico on July 24, 2012, "In November 2011, Udall introduced S.J. Res. 29, a proposed amendment to allow Congress to regulate the raising and spending of money, including restricting independent expenditures by so-called “Super PACs”. It would ..." (/url?q=http://www.democracyfornewmexico.com/democracy_for_new_mexico/2012/07/udall-advocates-for-constitutional-amendment-at-hearing.html&sa=U&ei=8AEWUIvXEYas0AGC44DYCg&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNG8R8hYtZVd5eOft3Gafio5kCulIg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Pro-Life Group: Senate Bill Would Limit Free Speech on Candidates - June 25, 2012 by LifeNews.com - The National Right to Life Committee has frequently gone to bat for the right of the pro-life community to speak out about candidates and elected officials and their records and positions on pro-life issues like abortion. NRLC was one of the key ...

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      As noted by LifeNews.com on June 25, 2012, "The National Right to Life Committee has frequently gone to bat for the right of the pro-life community to speak out about candidates and elected officials and their records and positions on pro-life issues like abortion. NRLC was one of the key ..." (http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/25/pro-life-group-senate-bill-would-limit-free-speech-on-candidates/)
    • Wyden backs amendment to overturn Citizens United ruling - January 26, 2012 by Raw Story - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced on Thursday that he was supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission. “Americans deserve to ...

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      As noted by Raw Story on January 26, 2012, "Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) announced on Thursday that he was supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission. “Americans deserve to ..." (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/26/wyden-backs-amendment-to-overturn-citizens-united-ruling/)
    • OP-ED: Corporate Personhood Cannot Withstand Organized Persons - January 16, 2012 by HuntingtonNews.Net - Of course everything need not be in one amendment if more than one can be passed. Senator Tom Udall's SJRes29, like Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's HJRes8, Congresswoman Betty Sutton's HJRes86, and Congressman Kurt Schrader's HJRes72, goes after ...

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      As noted by HuntingtonNews.Net on January 16, 2012, "Of course everything need not be in one amendment if more than one can be passed. Senator Tom Udall's SJRes29, like Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's HJRes8, Congresswoman Betty Sutton's HJRes86, and Congressman Kurt Schrader's HJRes72, goes after ..." (http://www.huntingtonnews.net/19638)
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