Campaign Finance Reform: Final Passage of McCain-Feingold-Cochran Bill
|This vote was on final passage of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (S. 27), sponsored by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The bill would ban soft money (the unlimited contributions to political parties from corporations, unions and individuals), prohibit corporate and union treasury financing of broadcast issue ads that clearly refer to a federal candidate 60 days prior to a general election, and mandate that broadcasters use the lowest unit charge in billing candidates and parties for pre-election television time. Passed 59 Yea to 41 Nay.|
Votes from the 107th and 108th Sessions of U.S. Congress.
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