US HJR48 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 64-0)
Status: Introduced on February 22 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-03-22 - Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
Pending: House Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment providing that the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, shall have no rights under the Constitution and are subject to regulation. The amendment requires federal, state, and local government to (1) regulate, limit, or prohibit election contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures; and (2) require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary is prohibited from construing the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment, and the amendment shall not be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

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Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.

Sponsors

Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]
Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]
Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]
Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]
Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-22HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
2019-02-22HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-02-22HouseIntroduced in House

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