Resolution to End Taxpayer Financing of Elections

H. Res. 359, which terminates taxpayer funding of Presidential elections an party conventions, was passed in the House Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by a vote of 239-160. The CBO estimates it will save taxpayers $614 million over the next 10 years.

All Republicans except Walter Jones (NC-3) voted for it, in addition to ten Democrats: Altmire (PA-4), Boren (OK-2), Chandler (KY-6), Cuellar (TX-28), Donnelly (IN-2), Matheson (UT-2), Rahall (WV-3), Ross (AR-4), Schiff (CA-29, and Shuler (NC-11).

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