Federal elections campaign act of 1971
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Federal elections campaign act of 1971 report, on S. 382 (together with individual, supplemental, and additional views); promoting fair practices in the conduct of election campaigns for Federal elective offices, and for other purposes. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



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  • Campaign funds -- Law and legislation -- United States

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Series92d Congress, 1st session. Senate. Report no. 92-96
LC ClassificationsKF31.C6 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 97 p.
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5168873M
LC Control Number74612481

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Summary: It has no known sponsor. It was basically a revision of existing, ineffective bills. It passed without a veto from President Nixon in (There were no records of votes from this time.) FECA created the FEC, limited contributions to campaigns/ political parties, made.   The Federal Election Campaign Act Amend ments of superseded the Federal Election Campaign Act of , but the act did achieve significant improve ments. While the April 7, , effective date of the act impeded disclosure of some important information, the act as a whole did significantly improve campaign fund dis by: 4. Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA), legislation adopted in the United States in to regulate the raising and spending of money in U.S. federal elections. It imposed restrictions on the amounts of monetary or other contributions that could lawfully be made to federal candidates and parties, and it mandated disclosure of contributions and expenditures in campaigns for federal . The Federal Election Campaign Act of , amended in , was a major turning point in ending the monetary free-for-all that was public and private donations to political campaigns.

"(b) The provisions of section (d) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of [section (d) of this title] allowing disapproval of rules and regulations by either House of Congress within 30 legislative days after receipt shall, with respect to rules and regulations required to be proposed under subsection (a) of this section, be deemed to allow such disapproval within 15 . The reader is encouraged also to consult the Federal Election Campaign Act of , as amended (52 U.S.C. et seq.), Commission regulations (Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations), Commission advisory opinions and applicable court decisions. The Federal Election Campaign Act of (FECA) regulated the financing of federal election campaigns (president, Senate, and House), including the money raised and spent by the candidates pursuing those offices and by the political parties. Congress had already tried to regulate various aspects of campaign finance before FECA. FECA was preceded by laws regulating various aspects of federal. Before the Federal Elections Laws. The first Federal campaign finance legislation was an law that prohibited Federal officers from requesting contributions from Navy Yard workers. Over the next hundred years, Congress enacted a series of laws which sought broader regulation of Federal campaign financing.

Get this from a library! Legislative history of the Federal election campaign act of [United States. Federal Election Commission.;]. On Janu , a bill, cited as the Federal Election Campaign Act of (S. ), was introduced in the Senate by Senator Mansfield for himself and Senators Pastore, Pell, and Cannon. This bill, after much debate and several amend-ments, was passed by the Senate on August 5, The bill was for-warded to the House of Represent-. In , Congress consolidated its earlier reform efforts in the Federal Election Campaign Act, instituting more stringent disclosure requirements for federal candidates, political parties and political action committees (PACs). Still, without a central administrative authority, the campaign finance laws were difficult to enforce. The Federal Election Campaign Act of is a realistic and enforceable bill, an important step forward in an area which has been of great public concern. Because I share that concern, I am pleased to give my approval to this bill. Note: As enacted, S. .