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President Signs Bill Eliminating Public Funding for Major Party Presidential Conventions

On April 3, President Obama signed HR 2019. It eliminates public funding for the presidential conventions of parties that polled at least 5% of the vote for President in the last election.

The only party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, that ever received this type of public funding was the Reform Party in 2000. The program had existed starting in 1976.

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