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IN THIS SECTION Legislation-11 Legislation-2/China Bills Legislation-3 MORE INFORMATION o Bills Anti-Corruption in Government Borders China Immigration, Amnesty Transgender Older Bills, Legislation Related to these topics o Political Leaders Andrew Clyde-Georgia-Controversy o Articles --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MORE INFORMATION BILLS, RELATED ISSUES Borders The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act Introduced/Introduced: February 3, 2021 Introduced by: Rep Mike Johnson (House) State: Louisiana To strengthen border security, considers wilderness lands not policed https://mikejohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=803 “America is the most compassionate nation in the world, but our immigration system is broken. Reforming that system is a job for Congress, and any balanced legislative approach has to include measures to strengthen border security,” Johnson said. “These bills will help make our southern border less porous and help ensure that our asylum system is reserved for those truly seeking refuge in America from violence or persecution.” https://mikejohnson.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=803 H.R. 2076 COVID–19 Border Protection (CBP) Act Introduced/Introduced: March 19, 2021 Introduced By: Representative Andrew S. Clyde State: Georgia https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/2076/text?r=82&s=1 To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to create a strategy to ensure no individual in custody is released into the community during a public health emergency related to coronavirus if the individual may have a communicable disease relating to any public health emergency, and for other purposes. See: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr2076 China S.1260: The US Innovation and Competition Act Senate Introduced/Introduced: May 18, 2021 Senate Introduced by: Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader Passed by Senate: June 2021 as a substitute amendment to the Endless Frontier Act. Its goal is to counter China’s economic rise and develop a strategy to deal with national security challenges emanating from Beijing Passed by Senate June 2021 The Senate passed rare bipartisan legislation House The House Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks introduced a corresponding bill in the House Transgender Alabama House Bill 1 Reps. Wes Allen, Chip Brown, Mike Holmes, Arnold Mooney, Phillip Pettus, and Sen. Shay Shelnutt. (All are Republicans.) Senate Bill 10 Reps. Wes Allen, Chip Brown, Mike Holmes, Arnold Mooney, Phillip Pettus, and Sen. Shay Shelnutt. (All are Republicans.) Indiana House Bill 1456/Rep. Bruce Borders (Republican) House Bill 1505/John Jacob (Republican) Senate Bill 224/Sen. Dennis Kruse (Republican) Kentucky o Senate Bill 83/ Sen. Steve Meredith, (Republican) Mississippi o Senate Bill 2536/Sen. Angela Hill (Republican) “Mississippi Fairness Act” o Senate Bill 2171 /Republican Sen. Angela Hill “Transgender 21 Act.” Missouri o House Bill 33 Rep. Suzie Pollock (Republican) Oklahoma o House Bill 1004/ Rep. Jim Olsen, (Republican) South Dakota o House Bill 1076 Fred Deutsch, John Wiik, Julie Frye-Mueller, Tim Goodwin, Brock Greenfield, Lana Greenfield, Charles Hoffman, Taffy Howard, Kevin Jensen, Phil Jensen, John Mills, Rhonda Milstead, Scott Odenbach, Tom Pischke, Bethany Soye and Jim Stalzer (All Republicans) Texas o House Bill 68/Rep. Steve Toth, (Republican) Utah o House Bill 92 Older Bills, Legislation Applicable to These Topics 2005-2006 H.R.4437 - Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5 Title 42 (Trump) Ethics in Government Act of 1978 Stock Act 2012 signed into law by Obama Discourages lawmakers from insider trading Must report transactions within 45 days Examples of alleged or actual non-compliance: WHAS11 2021/08/12 Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul failed to disclose wife's stock in COVID-19 treatment company https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFQsznej-xk 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act 2017 H.R.4603 - Houthis and Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2017 Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] US - HR3498 Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2105 [sic] 2015/09/11 introduced ARTICLES Borders News Max 2021/07/13 GOP Senators Introduce Bill to Extend Title 42 Border Expulsions. By Charlie McCarthy https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/senators-ted-cruz-title-42-migrants/2021/07/13/id/1028410/ Tillis dot gov 2021/08/12 Tillis Leads Push for Answers On Reckless DHS Decision to Release Illegal Immigrants https://www.tillis.senate.gov/2021/8/tillis-leads-push-for-answers-on-reckless-dhs-decision-to-release-illegal- immigrants China CNN Politics 2021/06/08 Senate passes massive bipartisan bill to combat China's growing economic influence. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/politics/bipartisan-bill-vote-china-competitiveness/index.html By Ali Zaslav, Jeremy Herb, Ted Barrett and Phil Mattingly, CNN Avlon: This should be an easy win for the Senate, but no Excerpt: (CNN)The Senate passed rare bipartisan legislation on Tuesday aimed at countering China's growing influence by investing more than $200 billion in American technology, science and research. The final vote was 68-32. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the only member of the Democratic caucus to vote against the bill. Nineteen Senate Republicans joined Democrats voting for passage...any top Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, warned for weeks that they would block the legislation unless they got more votes on GOP-backed amendments. Ahead of the bill's passage on Tuesday, McConnell again argued that Schumer closed debate on the bill too soon and the legislation is "incomplete." Despite this concern, the Kentucky Republican touted the importance of the legislation and said it "touches on key issues that will help determine our strategic footing for decades." He added that "it includes several smart targeted measures, but leaves many more on the table, and so it will advance as an imperfect approach to an extremely consequential challenge." https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/08/politics/bipartisan-bill-vote-china-competitiveness/index.html Transgender CDCR dot CA dot gov 2020/09/29 Governor Newsom signs Senate Bill 132 to respect gender identity during incarceration. By Terry Thornton, Deputy Press Secretary; Office of Public and Employee Communications https://www.cdcr.ca.gov/insidecdcr/2020/09/29/governor-newsom-signs-senate-bill-132-to-respect- gender-identity-during-incarceration/ Baptist News dot com 2021/01/28 Anti-transgender bills introduced in more than a dozen state legislatures. By Mark Wingfield https://baptistnews.com/article/anti-transgender-bills-introduced-in-more-than-a-dozen-state- legislatures/ CNN [Note from PF: This article seems biased for Transgender people and causes] 2021/04/15 This record-breaking year for anti-transgender legislation would affect minors the most By Priya Krishnakumar, CNN https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/politics/anti-transgender-legislation-2021/index.html Thirty-one states have introduced bills that ban transgender athletes from participating in sports consistent with their gender identities. Three states -- Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee -- have already signed these bills into law this year. LEADERS Andrew Clyde 2021/08/16 Rep. Clyde joins 35 Freshman Colleagues on letter to President Biden on the current situation in Afghanistan https://clyde.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-clyde-joins-35-freshman-colleagues-letter-president-biden-current 2020/12/16 (pub. date for youtube video) Andrew Clyde got a bill passed into law before he even ran for Congress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ3BwijTDLc 20201/07/28 See GOP lawmaker's reaction when he's confronted over insurrection remarks Chairman Jamie Raskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aJ5u-xurmw H. RES. 419 2021/05/20: Censuring Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/419/text Excerpt: Mr. Cicilline (for himself, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cooper, Ms. Chu, Mrs. Demings, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Huffman, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Kildee, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Payne, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Jones, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Jayapal, and Mr. Espaillat) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ethics; Whereas on that date Representative Clyde also stated of the insurrectionists, “Watching the TV footage of those who entered the Capitol and walked through Statuary Hall showed people in an orderly fashion staying between the stanchions and ropes taking videos and pictures. You know, if you didn't know the TV footage was a video from January 6th, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit.”; and; Whereas undermining the seriousness of the insurrection that occurred on January 6 against the United States Capitol and Members of Congress, and dangerously mischaracterizing the events of that day, disrespects the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers on that day and creates danger by emboldening and legitimizing future actors who would attack the United States Capitol in a similar manner: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That—(1) Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia be hereby censured;(2) Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia forthwith present himself in the well of the House of Representatives for the pronouncement of censure; and (3) Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia be censured with the public reading of this resolution by the Speaker. https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/419/text On HR 3325 Gainesville Times dot com 2021/06/17 Rep. Andrew Clyde responds to controversy over medal vote, alleged officer snub. By Conner Evans https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/politics/rep-andrew-clyde-responds-controversy-over-medal-vote- alleged-officer-snub/ Excerpt: The 9th District representative has opposed this legislation because of its “partisan rhetoric and politicized language,” according to a March 19 statement posted on Facebook. In May, he stirred controversy when he refused to call the events of Jan. 6 an “insurrection,” and compared certain TV footage from the riots to a “normal tourist visit.” Instead of voting for HR 3325, Clyde co-sponsored Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert’s similar resolution, HR 1965, which would also award four medals to the same entities. But Gohmert’s resolution has no description of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Excerpt: Clyde voted with 20 other Republicans against a resolution Tuesday, June 15, that would award Capitol police officers with the medals for their service during the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The resolution, HR 3325, passed the House with a vote of 406-21 and awards four medals: one to the U.S. Capitol Police, one to the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, one for display at the Smithsonian and one to the architect of the Capitol, “for display in a prominent location in the United States Capitol as appropriate and available for research.” Instead of voting for HR 3325, Clyde co- sponsored Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert’s similar resolution, HR 1965, which would also award four medals to the same entities. But Gohmert’s resolution has no description of the Jan. 6 insurrection. “I have worked with law enforcement for over 30 years, and even recently cosponsored two bills introduced by Rep. Louie Gohmert to award Congressional Gold Medals to all USCP officers who have given the last full measure in the line of duty,” Clyde said in a statement to The Times Thursday, June 18. The resolution aims to honor all Capitol police officers, mentioning those who have previously died during duty as far back as Sgt. Christopher S. Eney in 1984. It states, “Most recently, we mourn the losses of Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Smith, who all passed in January 2021.” https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/politics/rep-andrew-clyde-responds-controversy-over-medal-vote- alleged-officer-snub/ Online Athens 2019/06/22 Federal bill bears Athens man’s name https://www.onlineathens.com/news/20190622/federal-bill-bears-athens-mans-name Updates: 2021/08/27 Andrew Clyde subsection; additions, editing; 2021/08/23 more additions and organizing; 2021/08/22 PAGE STARTED- Legislation Recent Borders etc;