Senate Passes McCain Bill Limiting Political Speech
On April 2, 2001, by a vote of 59 to 41, the Senate approved the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (S 27) imposing new restrictions on campaign contributions and political spending. The bill's sponsors, Senators Russ Feingold (D.-Wis.) and John McCain (R.-Ariz.), claim that the bill shuts-down "the soft money loophole that has made a mockery of current campaign finance law." (See rollcall above for discussion of soft money.)
The bill would prohibit people from giving soft money to political parties or Political Action Committee (PACs). McCain-Feingold would also make it Illegal for certain independent organizations to express political views with messages that …
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Publication information: Article title: Senate Passes McCain Bill Limiting Political Speech. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Human Events. Volume: 57. Issue: 14 Publication date: April 9, 2001. Page number: 23. © Human Events Publishing, Inc. Feb 16, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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