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STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE. The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill (H. R. 4413) to place on the free list agricultural implements, etc., submit the following written statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying report:

On amendment No. 1: Places binders on the free list, as proposed by the Senate.

On amendment No. 2: Strikes out of the bill the provision, proposed by the House, limiting the application of the bill to boots and shoes of certain constituent parts only.

On amendments Nos. 3, 4, and 6: Makes verbal corrections in the text of the bill.

On the amendments of the Senate Nos. 5 and 7 and the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate No. 8 the committee of conference have been unable to agree.

0. W. UNDERWOOD,
C. B. RANDELL,
FRANCIS BURTON HARRISON,

Managers on the part of the House. 2

CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

PUBLICITY OF CONTRIBUTIONS.

August 14, 1911.-Ordered to be printed.

Mr. RUCKER, of Missouri, from the committee of conference,

submitted the following

CONFERENCE REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 2958.)

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H. R. 2958) to amend an act entitled "An act providing for publicity of contributions made for the purpose of influencing elections at which Representatives in Congress are elected," having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendment numbered 6.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 1, 2, 3, and 4, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 5:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 5, and agree to the same, amended to read as follows, viz:

Sec. 2. That section eight, as above amended, and sections nine and ten of said act be renumbered as sections nine, ten, and eleven, and that a new section be inserted after section seven of the said original act, to read as follows:

Sec. 8. The word 'candidate' as used in this section shall include all persons whose names are presented for nomination for Representative or Senator in the Congress of the United States at any primary election or nominating convention, or for indorsement or election at any general or special election held in connection with the nomination or election of a person to fill such office, whether or not such persons are actually nominated, indorsed or elected.

Every person who shall be a candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating convention, or for election at any general or special election, as Representative in the Congress of the United States, shall, not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day for holding such primary election or nominating convention, and not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day of the general or special election at which candidates for Representative are to be elected, file with the Clerk of the House of Representatives at Washington, District of Columbia, á full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, from any source, in aid or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all those who have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement shall contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of value given, contributed, expended, usai op promised by such candidate, or by his agent, representative or other person for and in his behalf with his knowledge and consent, together with the names of all those to whom any and all such gifts, contributions, payments or promises were made, for the purpose of procuring his nomination or election.

"Every person who shall be a candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating convention, or for indorsement at any general or special election, or election by the legislature of any State, as Senator in the Congress of the United States, shall, not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day for holding such primary election or nominating convention, and not less than ten nor more than fifteen days before the day of the general or special election at which he is seeking indirsement, and not less than five nor more than ten days before the day upon which the first vote is to be taken in the two houses of the legislature before which he is a candidate for election as Senator, file with the Sectetary of the Senate at Washington, District of Columbia, a full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, from any source, in aid or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all those who have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement shall contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of value given, contributed, expended, used, or promised by such candidate or by his agent, representative, or other person for and in his behalf arith his knowledge and consent, together with the names of all those to whom any and all such gifts, contributions, payments, or promises were made for the purpose of procuring his nomination or election.

Every such candidate for nomination at any primary election or nominating convention, or for indorsement or election at any genemilor special election, or for election by the legislature of any State, shall. within fifteen days after such primary election or nominating convention, and within thirty days after any such general or special election, and within thirty days after the day upon which the legislature shall have elected a Senator, file with the Clerk of the House of Representatires of with the Secretary of the Senate, as the case may be, a full, correct, and itemized statement of all moneys and things of value received by him or by anyone for him with his knowledge and consent, from any source, in aid or support of his candidacy, together with the names of all those ora have furnished the same in whole or in part; and such statement sh? contain a true and itemized account of all moneys and things of milie given, contributed, expended, used, or promised by such candidate, or hug his agent, representative, or other person for and in his behalf urith in knowledge and consent, up to, on, and after the day of such prinarele tion, nominating convention, general or special election, or electionis the legislature, together with the names of all those to whom any and a such gifts, contributions, payments, or promises were made for the one pose of procuring his nomination, indorsement, or election.

Every such candidate shall include therein a statement of airry

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and consent or to whom he has given authority to make any such promise or pledge, before the completion of any such primary election or nominaiing convention or general or special election or election by the legislaturi, relative to the appointment or recommendation for appointment of any person to any position of trust, honor, or profit, either in the county, State, or Nation, or in any political subdivision thereof, or in any private or corporate employment, for the purpose of procuring the support of such person or of any person in his candidacy, and if any such promise or pledge shall have been made the name or names, the address or aildresses, and the occupation or occupations, of the person or persons to whom such promise or pledge shall have been made, shall be stated, together with a description of the position relating to which such promise or pledge has been made. In the event that no such promise or pledge has been made by such candidate, that fact shall be distinctly stated.

No candidate for Representative in Congress or for Senator of the United States shall promise any office or position to any person, or to use his influence or to give his support to any person for any office or position for the purpose of procuring the support of such person, or of any person, in his candidacy; nor shall any candidate for Senator of the United States give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any money or thing of value to assist in procuring the nomination or election of any particular candidate for the legislature of the State in which he resides, but such candidate may, within the limitations and restrictions and subject to the requirements of this Act, contribute to political committees having charge of the disbursement of campaign funds.

No candidate for Representative in Congress or for Senator of the United States shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise, or cause to be given, contributed, expended, used, or promised, in procuring his nomination and election any sum, in the aggregate, in excess of the amount which he may lawfully give, contribute, expend, or promise under the laws of the State in which he resides: Provided, That no candidate for Representative in Congress shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any sum, in the aggregate, exceeding five thousand dollars in any campaign for his nomination and election; and no candidate for Senator of the United States shall give, contribute, expend, use, or promise any sum, in the aggregate, exceeding ten thousand dollars in any campaign for his nomination and election: Provided further, That money expended by any such candidate to meet and discharge any assessment, fee, or charge made or levied upon candidates by the laws of the State in which he resides, or for his necessary personal expenses, incurred for himself alone, for travel and subsistence, stationery and postage, writing or printing (other than in newspapers) and distributing letters, circulars, and posters, and for telegraph and telephone service, shall not be regarded as an expenditure within the meaning of this section, and shall not be considered any part of the sum herein fired as the limit of er pense and need not be shown in the statements herein required to be filed.

The statements herein required to be made and filed before the general election, or the election by the legislature at which such candidate seeks election, need not contain items of which publicity is given in a previous statement, but the statement required to be made and filed after said general election or election by the legislature shall, in addition to an itemized statement of all expenses not theretofore given publicity, contain a summary oj all preceding statements.

Any person, not then a candidate for Senator of the United States, who shall have given, contributed, expended, used, or promised any money or thing of value to aid or assist in the nomination or election of any par ticular member of the legislature of the State in which he resides shall, if he thereafter becomes a candidate for such office, or if he shall thereafter be elected to such office without becoming a candidate therefor, con ply with all of the provisions of this section relating to candidates for such office, so far as the same may be applicable; and the statement herein required to be made, verified, and filed after such election shall contain a full, true, and itemized account of each and every gift, contribution, espenditure, and promise, whenever made, in anywise relating to the nomination or election of members of the legislature of said State, or in any. wise connected with or pertaining to his nomination and election, of which publicity is not given in a previous statement.

'Every statement herein required shall be verified by the oath or affirmation of the candidate, taken before an officer authorized to admire ister oaths under the laws of the State in which he is a candidate, and shall be sworn to or affirmed by the candidate in the district in which he is a candidate for Representative, or the State in which he is a candidate for Senator in the Congress of the United States: Provided, That it at the time of such primary election, nominating convention, general or special election, or election by the State legislature said candidate shall be in attendance upon either House of Congress as a Member thereof he may at his election verify such statements before any officer authorized to administer oaths in the District of Columbia: Provided further, That the depozita ing of any such statement in a regular post office, directed to the Clerk of the House of Representatives or to the Secretary of the Senate, as the case may be, duly stamped and registered, within the time required herein shall be deemed a sufficient filing of any such statement under any of the proija sions of this act.

This act shall not be construed to annul or vitiate the laws of any State, not directly in conflict herewith, relating to the nomination of election of candidates for the offices herein named, or to erempt any such candidate from complying with such State laws.

And the Senate agree to the same.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate amending the title of the bill and agree to the same with an amendment so that the title as amended will read as follows, viz:

“An act to amend an act entitled 'An act providing for publicity of contributions made for the purpose of influencing elections at which Representatives in Congress are elected' and extending the same to candidates for nomination and election to the offices of Representative and Senator in the Congress of the United States and limiting the amount of campaign expenses. And the Senate agree to the same.

W. W. RUCKER,
M. F. CONRY,

M. E. OLMSTED,
Managers on the part of the House.

WILLIAM P. DILLINGHAM,
ROBERT J. GAMBLE,

Jos. F. JOHNSTON,

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