Federal Regulation of Campaign Financing
New Bills to Revise Laws on Election Practices
Far-Reaching revision of federal statutes governing campaign contributions, expenditures, and practices is proposed in a bill introduced in the House on Apr. 10 by Rep. Mansfield (D, Mont.), and similar proposals are to be made in a bill which the Senate Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections is preparing for introduction in the upper house. Although final action on such highly controversial legislation is not to be anticipated before adjournment of the 82nd Congress, the subject with which it deals will be constantly before the public between now and the November election.
The current effort to assure more effective policing of campaigns for federal office was sparked by the Senate subcommittee's investigation of heavy expenditures ...