Proposed Constitutional Amendment Introduced in House

Language would rein in “dark money” in elections. 

Representative Adam Schiff of California introduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC that eliminated restrictions on corporate, nonprofit, and union campaign spending. 

The amendment would give Congress and state legislatures the right to enact “reasonable, viewpoint-neutral” limitations on campaign funding of “unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.” 

Congressman Schiff stated that the amendment would “close legal loopholes” that have been exploited by corporations and other wealthy groups. He said that he has introduced an amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling every year since 2013 to end “the flow of unrestricted corporate and dark money into our elections.”

The proposed amendment would have to be approved by a two-thirds majority vote in both the House and Senate and then be ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressman Schiff as he addresses campaign funding.
  • For members of the House as they consider the amendment to the Constitution.

Sources: The Hill, National Archives


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