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  • H.R.1 -- the 'For the Democrats' Act: Bill would take power away from states, help elect Democrats

    03/13/2019 8:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/13/2019 | By Marc A. Scaringi
    H.R. 1, the “For the People Act,” which passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a party-line vote, should be renamed the, “For the Career Democratic Politicians Act.” This bill would take power away from the states, help elect Democrats, and protect career politicians. Yet that’s not the conclusion one would draw by reading the “news.” Here’s the first line in the New York Times story about the passage of H.R. 1, “The House passed the Democrats’ showcase anti-corruption and voting rights legislation on Friday, an expansive measure that aims to dismantle barriers to the ballot box, end big money...
  • House passes sweeping electoral reform bill

    03/08/2019 9:12:58 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Democrats passed a sweeping electoral reform bill in a 234-193 party-line vote on Friday. The For The People Act, better known as H.R. 1 — spearheaded by John Sarbanes (D-Md.) — aims to expand voting rights, implement new ethics rules and increase transparency in elections, according to its proponents. The bill includes provisions enable automatic automatic voter registration, strengthen resources to stave off foreign threats on elections and would make Election Day a national holiday for federal workers. Democrats unveiled the legislation shortly after the start of the 116th Congress, underscoring its importance in their agenda. Supporters of the...
  • Next Up: Democrats Want Children to Vote

    03/08/2019 10:10:44 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 8, 2019 | J. Christian Adams
    Oregon legislation to allow children to vote should bring to an end our first reaction to crazy ideas involving our elections -- namely laughter. It’s dangerous to laugh at proposals like child-voting when the advocates are deadly serious. Oregon Senator Shemia Fagan introduced legislation at a press conference to allow sixteen-year-olds to vote. She was flanked by teens wearing homemade T-shirts criticizing firearms. "Sixteen-year-olds are couch surfing with friends while their families are experiencing homelessness, and begging us to take action to protect their future and planet," Fagan said. As long as democracies have existed, and as long as...
  • House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting

    03/08/2019 8:46:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 188 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/08/2019 | By Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats voted Friday to defend localities that allow illegal immigrants to vote in their elections, turning back a GOP attempt to discourage the practice. The vote marks a stunning reversal from just six months ago, when the chamber — then under GOP control — voted to decry illegal immigrant voting. “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and hero of the civil rights movement, told colleagues as he led opposition to the GOP measure. The 228-197 vote came as part of a broader...
  • House Democrats Eye Ditching Procedure That Gives Republicans a Voice

    03/07/2019 5:39:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The Daly Signal ^ | March 6, 2019 | Rachel del Guidice
    House Republicans’ use of a century-old legislative procedure that helps the minority party alter or oppose measures advanced by the majority has exposed significant divisions among Democrats. Now some House Democrats want to do away with the procedure, called a motion to recommit. It allows a lawmaker in the minority to move that a bill be sent back to a committee for a particular reason. In a letter to Pelosi and three other Democrat leaders, 17 freshman Democrats ask them to “end abuse of the MTR,” referring to the motion to recommit. The two freshmen, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania...
  • Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill

    03/07/2019 11:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Top Democrats knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday for refusing to bring up a House election reform bill for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the GOP leader’s remarks on the legislation, known as H.R. 1, “an act of desperation" while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him "out of touch." "McConnell called these ideas a power grab, labeling the bill the 'Democratic [Politician] Protection Act,' " Schumer said from the Senate floor. "Leader McConnell, we’re proud we want more people to vote. Why are you ashamed of it? Why do you run away from...
  • The HR 1 'Incumbent Protection Act' destroys free elections

    02/03/2019 1:02:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2019 | Adam Brandon
    Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., represents arguably the most gerrymandered congressional district in the country, and he wants to keep it that way. His latest piece of legislation, H.R. 1 “For the People Act,” would force taxpayers to fund congressional campaigns. Congress has a knack for naming legislation after its opposite intended effect. If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Washington, you know that a bill named “For the People” is likely a far cry from actually benefiting the public. The “Incumbent Protection Act” would be a more fitting name for this piece of legislation. Forcing citizens to fund political...
  • Latino Group Sues To Stop Texas From Scrubbing Voter Rolls

    01/30/2019 11:30:07 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    LULAC ^ | Jan 29, 2019 | Roque Planas
    The League of United Latin American Citizens filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to bar the state of Texas from moving forward with probe that would question the citizenship of nearly 100,000 of the state’s registered voters. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Antonio, alleges that Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton are violating the Voting Rights Act by attempting to intimidate voters from exercising their suffrage rights. The complaint asks the court to invalidate the probe and bar the two officials from attempting to move forward with it. “It shows how...
  • Voter Fraud: Yes, Noncitizens Are Voting In Elections — Texas Just Proved It

    01/30/2019 11:41:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    Investors ^ | 1/28/2019 | Staff
    Voter Fraud: When President Donald Trump brought up the idea that noncitizens were casting ballots in elections, the reaction was fast and furious. Such a thing, if it exists at all, is exceedingly rare, we were told. But when one state decided to take a close look, it found something quite different.
  • H.R. 1: A Democrat Political Power Grab

    01/30/2019 11:20:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ^ | 01.30.19 | Mitch McConnell
    ‘Yesterday, I spoke for the first time on a subject that House Democrats have crowned their signature effort for this Congress -- H.R. 1, also known as the ‘Democrat Politician Protection Act.’ Speaker Pelosi and her colleagues are advertising it as a package of urgent measures to save American democracy. What it really seems to be is a package of urgent measures to rewrite the rules of American politics for the exclusive benefit of the Democratic Party.’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding House Democrats’ proposal to centralize electoral...
  • #HR1 empowers elites who don’t answer directly to the voters.

    01/29/2019 1:36:49 PM PST · by elephant · 8 replies
    House Judiciary GOP - twatter ^ | January 29, 2019 | House Judicary GOP
    Ranking Member Doug Collins: I’m confident every lawmaker in this room agrees that our democracy depends on protecting voting rights and election integrity. Congress has the authority to prohibit discriminatory treatment in voting based on race or ethnicity as part of its duty to ensure the sanctity of every vote. Unfortunately, this bill actively undermines these goals. The bill before us today federalizes elections in ways that have nothing to do with outlawing discrimination. Instead, it federalizes elections in ways that actually disenfranchise state voters. H.R. 1 would deprive state voters of their own right to determine their state’s voting...
  • Pelosi Introduces Bill to Force Presidents—But Not Members of Congress—to Release Their Tax Returns

    01/06/2019 8:31:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 6, 2019 | 9:49 AM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation on Friday that would require the president and vice president and candidates for the presidency and vice presidency to release their tax returns. The bill, however, would not require members of Congress or candidates for Congress to release their tax returns. The provision is part of H.R. 1—the “For the People Act”—which Pelosi introduced Friday. A summary of the bill says that it includes a section titled “Presidential Tax Transparency.” […] In 2017, when members of Congress were calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, Roll Call asked all 535 members...
  • With Obama, You are Buying a Used Car

    08/16/2009 5:07:09 PM PDT · by morgc · 12 replies · 675+ views
    Controversialpolitics.com ^ | 8/16/09 | Controversialpolitics.com
    He opened his mouth again... I told you that Obama would not tell you the truth, he would try to sell you a myth. His op-ed piece in the NY Times is just that; a car sales man approach to fooling you. So let's kick the tires and see what kind of junk he is selling you. He discusses the emotion wrenching stories of people with pre-existing conditions who can not get insurance. What our Pitchman in Chief fails to mention is that these people can not get insurance because the cause of treating their underlying conditions is too great....
  • Senators Demand Probe of AIG Bonus Legislation

    03/18/2009 7:10:32 AM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 18 replies · 1,055+ views
    HumanEvents.com ^ | 3/18/2009 | Connie Hair
    Sens. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and David Vitter (R-La.) will later this morning send a letter to Senate Banking Committee leaders demanding that they subpoena all records of bailed-out insurance giant AIG to find out how AIG executive bonuses were given unique and privileged treatment in the Obama stimulus bill. According to a draft of the letter HUMAN EVENTS received last night, DeMint and Vitter say, “…the Senate Banking Committee must subpoena the relevant AIG contracts as well as any other documents that will help determine: (1) What legal obligations did in fact exist to pay these bonuses; (2) What awareness...
  • Obama Gives What the Doctor Did Not Order

    02/17/2009 4:29:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 1,235+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Barack Obama forced a bitter pill down the throats of Americans that the doctor did not order and patients do not want. Obama snuck into the stimulus bill a new system for rationing medical care, and he got Congress to ram it through the House and Senate without reading it. Maybe Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi thought no one would notice what they slipped into H.R.1 since rationing medical care has nothing to do with stimulating the economy. But former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey sounded the alarm in her Bloomberg.com article aptly entitled "Ruin Your Health With...
  • OBAMA/DEM’S STIMULUS PLAN SHAFTS SMALL BUSINESS & CONSUMERS PART 1

    02/16/2009 10:26:40 AM PST · by sportsone234 · 7 replies · 789+ views
    I am a small business owner. My company is one of the 24,000,000 small businesses that create 50% of the jobs in this country. Without us, the politicians chant and drone on & on, the American economy would not be able to expand. We keep America afloat! (Oh, say can you see? Sing it, everyone!) [...] This is big government as its worst, and getting bigger every day. As you reviewed this list, did you find anything it that helps the “back bone of the American economy”, small business? No? Me neither, because, it’s not there! BTW, if you are...
  • 2/13 7:30am EST, Conference report finally posted on Rules Committee web site.

    02/13/2009 4:47:00 AM PST · by cc2k · 37 replies · 3,767+ views
    Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Meeting Time: 10:45p.m. on Thursday 2/12 Text of the Conference Report - Division A Text of the Conference Report - Division B Joint Explanatory Statement - Division A Joint Explanatory Statement - Division B H. Res. 168: Rule and Committee Report
  • Fun with President Obama Anagrams (vanity)

    02/14/2009 9:24:44 PM PST · by topfile · 61 replies · 3,204+ views
    I’ll admit I have way too much time. However feeling a little down over the passage of the “Stimulus“ bill, I decided to cheer myself up a bit. Not being a drinker, my vice was an anagram generator I found on the web. So using only the letters found in “President Obama”, what would be the most satisfying anagram? The exercise resulted in 1000’s of anagrams some of which were spot on and others that were just plain funny. Beware they’re lots of anagrams to be derived from President Obama, and much time to waste. Here’s mine in no particular...
  • Stimulus Passes

    02/10/2009 9:52:07 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 301 replies · 11,689+ views
    Per USA Today
  • Economic Stimulus Package - H.R. 1 Bill`

    02/09/2009 2:33:03 PM PST · by I_Publius · 18 replies · 1,725+ views
    C-Span ^ | 02/09/2009 | Senator Harry Reid
    I just heard Sen. Harry Reid say, while listening to C-Span's live coverage of the debate on H.R. 1 (Economic Stimulus Package), that there are no businesses who are against this bill. Can any of you business owners, who are against this bill, please contact his office and let him know how wrong he is??? http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm Office Contacts I maintain three Nevada offices, in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City. Please locate the office closest to you. If you need to contact me directly, please go here. Carson City 600 East William Street, #302 Carson City, NV 89701 Phone: 775-882-7343...