Rep. Niki Tsongas Introduces Legislation Re Federal Contractors

HR 4550

No Taxpayer Money for Corporate Campaigns Act of 2010 (Introduced in House)

HR 4550 IH

111th CONGRESS
2d Session

H. R. 4550

To prohibit entities from using Federal funds to contribute to political campaigns or participate in lobbying activities.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2010

Ms. TSONGAS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To prohibit entities from using Federal funds to contribute to political campaigns or participate in lobbying activities.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `No Taxpayer Money for Corporate Campaigns Act of 2010′.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON THE USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGN AND LOBBYING ACTIVITIES.

    With respect to Federal funds received by an entity, other than a natural person, it shall be unlawful for such entity to–
      (1) use such funds to advocate the election or defeat of a political candidate;
      (2) use such funds to engage in any lobbying activity; or
      (3) donate such funds to any entity that advocates for the election or defeat of a political candidate or engages in lobbying activities.

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