On January 15, U.S. House members Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and John Yarmuth (D-Kentucky) introduced HB 269, which establishes public funding for U.S. House candidates. The bill does not discriminate for or against any candidate on the basis of partisan affiliation or independent status. It now has 52 co-sponsors. See here the read the bill.
The bill requires candidates to raise at least $50,000, in contributions that range from $5 to $100. At least 1,500 individuals must contribute.