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U.S. House to Vote on Bill to Eliminate Public Funding for Presidential Conventions

The U.S. House of Representatives will take up debate, and a likely vote, on HR 2019, on Tuesday, December 10. The bill, as amended, eliminates public funding for national presidential conventions. Such public funding has existed starting in 1976, and only applies to parties that polled at least 5% in the previous presidential election. The only party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, that ever received public funding for its national convention was the Reform Party, which received such funding for its 2000 national convention. Thanks to the Center for Competitive Politics for this news.

2 Responses

  1. David

    Congress still wants to spend the money: http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/113_HR_2019.html
    The money is being re-directed, so you will probably see a lot of no votes, vs getting rid of the public funding and reducing the debt.

  2. Demo Rep

    What magic part of the USA Const. permits the gerrymander Congress to spend ANYthing for robot party hack Prez conventions ???

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