Proposed amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 hearings before the Committee on Rules and Administration, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session, on S. 59 ... S. 1072 ... S. 1563 ... S. 1787 ... S. 1806 ... S. 1891 ... S. 2016 ... November 5, 1985; January 22, March 27, 1986. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Rules and Administration.

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