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Title: 527 Reform Act of 2005

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires specific political 527 organizations to follow restrictions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and ends limits on party spending for candidates during a general election.


  • Adds 527 organizations to the definition of a political committee, therefore capping individual contributions at $5,000 (Sec. 2).
  • Excludes 527 organizations whose activities focus exclusively on candidates for state or local office, or ballot initiatives (Sec. 2).
  • Limits the amount a single individual can donate to the non-Federal account of a 527 organization that also has a Federal account to $25,000 (Sec. 3).
  • Repeals limits on party expenses for a candidate in general elections (Sec. 4).
  • Allows challenges to this law on constitutional grounds to be heard by three judges in the United State District Court for the District of Columbia (Sec. 6).