Sponsor: Kucinich (D - OH)
Official Title: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the use of public funds to pay for campaigns for election to federal office.
1/18/2012: Introduced in House
1/18/2012: Referred to House Judiciary Committee
Commentary: This joint resolution is a proposal for a constitutional amendment that would ban the use of any funding besides public funds for federal election campaigns. There could be no outside spending by candidates or by any entities favoring or opposing any candidates. The amendment states that the penalty for a violation should be a criminal penalty that Congress should legislate.