Campaign Finance Reform: Final Passage of Shays-Meehan Bill
|This vote was on final passage of H.R. 2356, the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act, sponsored by Reps. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.). The bills major provisions included: a ban on soft money (unlimited contributions to political parties from corporations, unions and individuals) for federal elections and a prohibition on corporate and union treasury financing of broadcast issue ads that clearly refer to a federal candidate 60 days prior to a general election. This bill is the companion to S. 27, the Senate-passed McCain-Feingold-Cochran bill, which passed the Senate in 2001. Passed 240 Yea to 189 Nay.|
Votes from the 107th and 108th Sessions of U.S. Congress.
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