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.