LEGISLATION-1, BILLS, LITIGATION Topics Overview/Various Subjects
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Notes HR=House of Representatives S=Senate Rep=Representative of House Bills must be presented in equal form in both houses and then signed by President to become law. Although [a given] bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re- introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).[source-govtrack.us] Note: Bills shown here are to show activity on a subject in general as well as specific congressman/state activity. Although a bill did not receive a vote, the ideas and information contained in the bill can be useful. Sources: congress.gov; govtrack.us; OpenSecrets.org, trackbill.com and individual congress person website dot gov, some news articles; Publica Some Especially Concerning Bills H.R.5 - Equality Act Congress dot gov https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5 Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 02/18/2021) Committees: House - Judiciary; Education and Labor; Financial Services; Oversight and Reform; House Administration Latest Action: Senate - 03/17/2021 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions) Roll Call Votes: There have been 2 roll call votes Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation: IntroducedPassed HousePassed SenateTo PresidentBecame Law https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5 [Extracted from Internet on 2021/08/27] Amnesty BIll - The US CItizenship Act See discussion of earlier Amnesty Bill: Conservative Daily https://conservative-daily.com/todays-action-alerts/update-massive-amnesty-bill-moving-forward-in- congress Excerpt: Last week, we told you about how the establishments of both parties were using the impeachment process to hide the fact that they have been colluding to pass a massive amnesty bill. They wanted to make sure the country was paying attention to the impeachment sham, and not the fact that they were planning to stab us all in the back. The bill is called the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The House passed their version of the bill a little more than a week ago. But since the Senate version has major differences, both chambers will have to vote on the legislation again in order for it to become law. But don't let the name fool you. This is nothing but an amnesty bill. If it becomes law, this legislation would offer amnesty, permanent residency, and even a pathway to citizenship to more than 1.5 million illegal aliens! https://conservative-daily.com/todays-action-alerts/update-massive-amnesty-bill-moving-forward-in- congress Independent Sentinel https://www.independentsentinel.com/framework-for-3-5t-socialist-amnesty-bill-passes-senate-50- 49/ DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO SLIP AMNESTY INTO THEIR $3.5 TRILLION BUDGET AND PASS IT VIA RECONCILIATION. THEY WANT TO GIVE ILLEGALS THE RIGHT TO REMAIN IN A COUNTRY THEY BROKE INTO WITHOUT ANY INPUT FROM REPUBLICANS. I STAND AGAINST ANY ATTEMPT AT AMNESTY. — LAUREN BOEBERT (@LAURENBOEBERT) AUGUST 10, 2021 https://www.independentsentinel.com/framework-for-3-5t-socialist-amnesty-bill-passes-senate-50- 49/ Fair US 2021/02/18 Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) introduced https://www.fairus.org/legislation/federal-legislation/amnesty/bidens-amnesty-bill-introduced- congress Excerpt: On February 18, Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, the largest amnesty bill ever proposed in the history of the United States. The bill is the legislative culmination of President Joe Biden’s promise to put every illegal alien on a pathway to citizenship. But this bill goes even farther than that, and would fundamentally change America’s immigration system for the worse, all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The bill itself is sweeping, coming in at 353 pages long. A section-by-section summary of the bill totaled over 60 pages. The bill’s length is a testament to the sweeping changes that Biden and his congressional Democratic allies want to make to the immigration system of the United States. The bill totals five sections, each addressing a different aspect of our current immigration system. It is notable that there are zero enhancements to border security or asylum reform, in stark contrast to prior efforts (e.g. the 2013 Gang of Eight proposal) that paired large amnesties with enforcement measures such as mandatory E-Verify or metrics requirements for border enforcement. Massive Amnesty The US Citizenship Act gives over 14.5 million illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship by creating a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” (LPI) status. By the White House’s own estimate, only those but the most violent felons qualify for LPI, and even then some aliens with multiple felonies will qualify. After just five years, aliens with LPI status will have the ability to receive green cards. It also provides green cards to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and most illegal immigrant farmworkers. Many of the provisions for these de facto amnesty programs passed the House of Representatives last year as part of H.R. 6 - the American Dream and Promise Act, as well as H.R. 5038 - the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Addressing the “Root Causes of Migration” Curiously, as this bill offers to throw open America’s doors to tens of millions of illegal aliens, it simultaneously promises to address the “root causes of migration,” as if the United States was capable of accomplishing such a task. In essence, America would - through its own immigration policy - try to reduce the “push” factors of migration while increasing the “pull” factors. This is hardly a recipe for success. Addressing the root causes of migration would require rebuilding multiple countries from the ground up, completely complex economic systems, and ending decades (if not centuries) of a country’s domestic political culture and conditions. The U.S. Citizenship Act calls for $4 billion in total appropriations ($1 billion annually in fiscal years 2022-2025) for this purpose. As a matter of reference, the United States spent $60 billion in Iraq and over $133 billion in Afghanistan. With this comparison, it does not take much to recognize that $4 billion in all of Central America will undoubtedly fail to “address the root causes of migration.” Visa System Changes Finally, the bill makes a number of changes to the existing visa system. This includes expanding the visa lottery from 50,000 to 80,000 annually, immediately giving aliens in the visa backlog green cards, and awarding green cards to all foreign students who graduate from U.S. colleges with STEM degrees. It also exempts spouses and children from visa cap numbers and rolls over unused visas to the next fiscal year’s allotment. Prospects This bill - as written - faces no prospect of passing in the Senate. Unless Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) decides to eliminate the filibuster, this would require 60 votes for passing, meaning ten Republicans would need to join every Democrat. There are no Republican Senators on record supporting this bill, and even moderate Democrats such as Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) might vote against it in its current form. A more worrying proposal is the idea to break the bill up into different components. Congressional Democrats and even President Biden acknowledged this is the more likely pathway. For example, a narrowly-tailored bill giving legal status to DACA and TPS recipients could attract some Republican senators such as Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) or Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), veterans of the Gang of Eight effort. Unless Republican Senators could hold firm on demands for enforcement measures like mandatory E-Verify or eliminating loopholes in the asylum process, Democrats could pass no-strings-attached amnesties by piecemeal. This is where the real battle is headed, and FAIR will continue monitoring that process as it develops. https://www.fairus.org/legislation/federal-legislation/amnesty/bidens-amnesty-bill-introduced- congress Anti-Corruption, Ethics - Government o H.Res.493 Expressing disapproval of the failure to uphold the constitutional duty to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed" and the usurpation of the legislative authority of Congress by the President of the United States. 2021/06/23; Rep. Lauren Boebert; Colorado-3; Republican o H.R.753, Serve the People, not the Swamp Act Introduced 02/03/21; Rep. Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican o H.R.752, Ethics pledge 2021/02/03 Introduced ; Rep. Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican o H.R. 4782 Transparency Bill “The PAINTER Act” Preventing Anonymous Income by Necessitating Transparency of Executive Relatives Act: Would require the non-dependent children of both the President and Vice-President of the United States to provide financial disclosures 2021/07/28; 117th Congress; Rep. Mike Waltz, Florida, Republican o H.Res.474 Condemning and censuring Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Representative Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts for defending foreign terrorist organizations and inciting anti-Semitic attacks across the United States. 2021/06/14 Introduced; Rep. Mike Waltz, Florida, Republican Censorship, Online Speech, etc. o S.2527 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) Disclose Government Censorship Act 2021/07/28 Introduced; Sen. Hagerty; Tennessee; Republican Reasonable Government Spending o Five Penny Plan 2021/08/11 Introduced ; Senator Rand Paul; Kentucky; Republican o H.R.2015 Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act of 2021 2021/03/18 Introduced ; Rep. Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican o H.J.Res.26 Proposing amendment to Constitution of the United States requiring Federal budget be balanced. 2021/02/18 Introduced; Rep. Barry Loudermilk; Georgia; Republican 9/11 o S. 2654: September 11 Transparency Act of 2021 I2021/08/05 Introduced; Senior Senator Robert Bob Menendez; New Jersey; Democrat https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/s2654 Immigration, Amnesty - Also see Borders o S.1635 Temporary Family Visitation Act (ie, Visas) 2021/05/13; 117th; Sen. Rand Paul; Kentucky; Republican o H.R.6, American Dream and Promise Act of 2021. 2021/03/26 Introduced; 117th; Rep. Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin; Republican o H.R.1603, Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 2021/03/22 117th; Rep. Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin; Republican o H.R.2004 — No Amnesty Act 2021/03/18; 117th; Rep. Lauren Boebert; Colorado-3; Republican o H.R.1883 Protect America First Act 2021/03/12 Introduced; Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene; Georgia-14; Republic o H.R.1121, Empowering Immigration Courts Act 2021/02/18 Introduced; Rep. Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican o H.R.3174 Migrant Facility Transparency Act of 2021 Introduced 2021/05/13; Rep. August Fluger; Texas; Republican Borders - Also see Immigration, Amnesty See also: US Customs and Border Protection-Public Laws-112th-115th Congress, January 3, 2011 -January 3, 2019; https://www.cbp.gov/about/congressional-resources/references-reports/public-laws For additional Public Laws as well as pending legislation, please visit Congress.gov. https://www.cbp.gov/about/congressional-resources/references-reports/public-laws o HB9 a funding bill; spend an extra $2 billion on border enforcement 2021/08/23 Rep. Greg Bonnen; Texas; Republican o HR.4593 To establish a block grant program to enable southwest border States to construct barriers along their borders with Mexico, and for other purposes. 2021/07/21 Introduced; Rep. Brian Babin; Texas District 36; Republican o S.2331 SHIELD Act 2021/07/13; Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republicans; Texas o H.R.4209 DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act 2021/06/28 Introduced ; Rep. August Fluger; Texas; Republican o .R.2802 American Border Rescue Plan Act 2021/04/22 Introduced ; Rep. August Fluger; Texas; Republican o Bill H.R.2321: Border Surge Response and Resilience Act 2021/04/01 Introduced; Rep. Andrew Clyde; Georgia-9; Republican o S.890 Stop Illegal Reentry Act 2021/03/22 Introduced ; Sen. Ted Cruz; Texas; Republican o H.R. 2076: COVID-19 Border Protection Act (CBP) 2021/03/19; 117th; Rep. Andrew S. Clyde; Georgia; Republican; House o Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act Rep. Mike Johnson; Louisiana o H.R.1626: State Border Security Reimbursement Act of 2021 2021/03/08 Introduced; Rep Dan Crenshaw; Texas o S. 731 Anti-Border Corruption Improvement Act 2019; Former Senator Martha McSally R-AZ o H.R.1609: Anti-Border Corruption Improvement Act 2019/03 Introduced ; Rep. Dan Crenshaw; Texas; Republican Transgender o As of 2021/04/15--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. o List of States Anti-Transgender legislation - See at More Info/Transgender (This list thanks to Baptist News article “Anti-Transgender Bills Introduced in more than a dozen state legislatures”) Human Trafficking - Also see Borders o H.R.4070 Study To Observe and Prevent (STOP) Human Trafficking Act of 2021 Introduced 2021/06/22; Rep. Mike Waltz; Florida; Republican o US - HR4989 Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act 2021/08/10 Introduction; Rep. Vern Buchanan; Florida 16th District; Republican Arms Trafficking o H.R.1120 Illicit Arms Trafficking Security Enforcement Act Introduced 2021/02/18; Rep. Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican Cartels, TCOs (Transcontinental Criminal Org), Gangs o H.R.1687 Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act Introduced 2021/03/09; Mike Gallagher; Wisconsin; Republican o US - HR71 Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to aliens associated with criminal gangs, and for other purposes. 2021/01/04 Introduced; Rep. Vern Buchanan; Florida 16th District; Republican Espionage o S.676 Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2021 Introduced 2021/03/10; Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas; Republican o S. 1722 Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2021 2021/05/19 Sen Ted Cruz; Texas; Republican o HR2728 Protecting Military Installations from Foreign Espionage Act Rep. Tony Gonzales; Texas 23rd distr; Republican o H.R.3747 Securing American Research from Cyber Theft Act 2021/06/08 Introduced; Rep. Brian Babin; Texas District 36; Republican Terrorism-Preventing or Responding to it in some way o S.2322 Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Pilot Program Act of 2021 2021/07/13; Sen. John Cornyn; Texas; Republican o H.Res.474, [Also under Ethics]Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Representative Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts for defending foreign terrorist organizations and inciting anti- Semitic attacks across the United States. Introduced 2021/06/14; Rep. Mike Waltz, Florida, Republican o H.R.3965 - Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act [Yemen Ansarallah terrorists] Introduced 2021/06/17; Rep Clyde and See H.R.4603 - Houthis and Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2017Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] o US - HRES536 Strongly condemning the violent actions of Antifa recognizing it engages in domestic terrorism. 2019/08/19 Introduced; Rep. Mar E Green; Tennessee 7th District; Republican Cancel Culture o H.R.3507: Stop Cancel Culture from Degrading Honor Act Rep. Ronny Jackson; Texas District 13; Mexico o S.1503 TRUST with Mexico Act of 2021 Ted Cruz o H.R.2575 TRUST Act of 2021 2021/04/15 Mike Gallagher o H.R.1122 Supporting Mexico Against Corruption Act 2021/02/18 Mike Gallagher --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Updates: 2021/08/30 updates quite a bit was done today on China Bills; some organizing of the Monthly format to have it go back in time instead of forward 2021/08/29 Legislation section divided into two pages - Legislation2 added;2021/08/27 Andrew Clyde subsection; additions, editing; 2021/08/23 more additions and organizing; 2021/08/22 PAGE STARTED-Legislation Recent Borders etc;
LEGISLATION1 OVERVIEW /VARIOUS SELECT SUBJECTS (here) BILLS BRIEF, SOME RESOLUTIONS o Some Especially Concerning Bills HR5 Equality Act Amnesty Bill o By Date (Legislation4-Separate Page) 2021 (Legislation4) o Anti-Corruption Government o Censorship, Free Speech o Reasonable Government Spending o 9/11 o Borders o Immigration, Amnesty o China-Separate Page-Legislation-2 o Iran (Separate Page-Legislation3) o Transgender o Free Speech, Censorship, Online Speech o Human Trafficking o Arms Trafficking o Cartels, TCOs o Terrorism o Cancel Culture o Mexico
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