The chair of the Senate Guidelines Committee, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, is ready to introduce laws on Monday to ban political campaigns from guiding on-line donors into recurring donations by default, a apply that has drawn criticism for luring supporters into making unintended presents that typically whole within the 1000’s of {dollars}.

The invoice’s deliberate introduction follows a bipartisan advice from the Federal Election Fee that Congress act to rein within the apply of prechecking packing containers that robotically enlist donors into making repeated donations. The F.E.C. voted unanimously, 6-0, to recommend the change, after a New York Times investigation into the apply confirmed it led to a surge of refunds and fraud claims from contributors to former President Donald J. Trump.

Ms. Klobuchar, who leads the foundations committee that oversees the administration of federal elections, is asking the invoice the RECUR Act for “Rescuing Each Contributor from Undesirable Recurrences.” For now, she has solely Democratic co-sponsors, together with Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, who’s the No. 2 Democrat within the Senate management and the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

However Ms. Klobuchar stated she was hopeful that she might lure Republican co-sponsors after the F.E.C.’s three Republican commissioners joined Democrats in recommending the apply be banned — a uncommon second of settlement at an company typically outlined by partisan gridlock.

“We’ve to make sure we’re encouraging individuals who can solely contribute small quantities to have their voices heard however not taken benefit of,” Ms. Klobuchar stated in an interview.

In a press release, Mr. Durbin stated he was “proud” to introduce the invoice with Ms. Klobuchar. “In a bipartisan advice, the Federal Election Fee urged Congress to take motion to cease donation practices — egregiously employed by the Trump marketing campaign — that tricked contributors into recurring funds,” he stated.

The Times investigation discovered that Mr. Trump’s political operation, brief on money, had steered his on-line contributors into changing into unwitting repeat donors by prechecking a field to withdraw extra donations as typically as each week final fall; their solicitations additionally featured a second prechecked field that was termed a “cash bomb.” Over time, the marketing campaign added textual content, typically in daring or all-caps kind, that obscured the opt-out language. Quickly, banks and bank card firms skilled a flood of fraud complaints.

All advised, the Trump operation with the Republican Social gathering refunded $122.7 million to donors who gave via the net processing web site WinRed — greater than 10 p.c of each greenback raised. In distinction, the net refund fee for President Biden’s marketing campaign with the occasion had been 2.2 p.c on ActBlue, the equal Democratic processing web site.

Whereas the apply of prechecking packing containers is presently way more frequent amongst Republicans, Democrats have additionally beforehand used the tactic. Some distinguished Democratic Social gathering committees proceed to deploy it. And Mr. Trump has continued the apply in his post-presidency.

Ms. Klobuchar’s laws would require that every one political committees obtain “affirmative consent” to take donations, and it explicitly says that prechecked packing containers don’t meet that requirement.

“When you have any expertise and also you take a look at this, you realize that it’s simply pure fraud,” Ms. Klobuchar stated of the prechecking apply, “and it’s nothing that ought to be allowed going ahead.”

Ms. Klobuchar stated the F.E.C.’s unanimous vote was “very useful” in creating momentum for her laws, which is a stand-alone two-page invoice however might be rolled into different election-related laws. Democrats are presently urgent laws that will enact a major overhaul of elections, however that invoice’s prospects stay murky.