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H.J.RES.90 Latest Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures. Sponsor: Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] (introduced 11/18/2011) Cosponsors (55) Related Bills: S.J.RES.33 Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. Jump to: Summary, Major Actions, All Actions, Titles, Cosponsors, Committees, Related Bill Details, Amendments SUMMARY AS OF: 11/18/2011--Introduced. Constitutional Amendment - Declares that the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and do not extend to for-profit corporations, limited liability companies, or other private entities established for business purposes or to promote business interests under the laws of any state, the United States, or any foreign state. Declares that such corporate and other private entities are subject to regulation by the people through the legislative process so long as such regulations are consistent with the powers of Congress and the states and do not limit the freedom of the press. Prohibits such corporate and other private entities from making contributions or expenditures in any election of any candidate for public office or the vote upon any ballot measure submitted to the people. Grants Congress and the states the power to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own spending, and to authorize the establishment of political committees to receive, spend, and publicly disclose the sources of those contributions and expenditures.

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Bill Summary & Status - 112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - H.J.RES.90 - All...

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MAJOR ACTIONS: ***NONE*** ALL ACTIONS: 11/18/2011: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 12/2/2011: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. TITLE(S): (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill) OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit corporations from the rights given to natural persons by the Constitution of the United States, prohibit corporate spending in all elections, and affirm the authority of Congress and the States to regulate corporations and to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures. COSPONSORS(55), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: date) Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] - 2/8/2012 Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 5/8/2012 Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 1/31/2012 Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 6/19/2012 Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 1/24/2012 Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] - 6/28/2012 Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 12/16/2011 Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] - 2/28/2012 Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 12/16/2011 DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 12/2/2011 DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 7/17/2012 Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 12/8/2011 Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/1/2012 Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 12/20/2011 Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 1/24/2012 Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 12/16/2011 Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] - 12/16/2011 Green, Gene [TX-29] - 1/31/2012 Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 12/14/2011 Hahn, Janice [CA-36] - 2/8/2012 Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 12/2/2011 Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 1/24/2012 Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 1/31/2012 Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 12/16/2011 Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 1/24/2012 Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 12/14/2011 Keating, William R. [MA-10] - 2/28/2012 Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 12/13/2011 Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 12/20/2011 Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 12/14/2011 Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 12/16/2011 (Sort: by

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McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 12/2/2011 McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] - 1/24/2012 Miller, George [CA-7] - 1/24/2012 Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/24/2012 Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 1/24/2012 Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 1/24/2012 Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 12/16/2011 Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] - 12/4/2012 Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 12/16/2011 Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 12/16/2011 Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 6/27/2012 Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 6/29/2012 Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 2/16/2012 Sherman, Brad [CA-27] - 1/24/2012 Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 1/24/2012 Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 6/28/2012 Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 6/28/2012 Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 12/16/2011 Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 2/1/2012 Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 12/16/2011 Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 9/21/2012 Welch, Peter [VT] - 12/13/2011 Wilson, Frederica S. [FL-17] - 6/27/2012 Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 5/8/2012

COMMITTEE(S): Committee/Subcommittee: Activity: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution Referral, In Committee Referral

RELATED BILL DETAILS: (additional related bills may be indentified in Status) Bill: S.J.RES.33 AMENDMENT(S): ***NONE***
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