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quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
As bills go forward I will link them, get a projected cost, and overview them.

Most likely there will be several posts to catagorize each type of bill, so that you doan gotta dig through just one giant post.

The only way for people understand whats going on in Washington is to actually see it, thats what this thread will do, in a way as to be as uncomplicated as possible.

I wont be covering everybill, just the ones I consider important, because the contents effect all americans, their rights, or their bussiness.

That may be hard to do because 90 percent of the legalese in modern congressional bills is put there to confuse the public, but I will do my best.

Here is a link to CAGW, a link I stole from a fellow from over in the polical forum.

Edited ONLY to make it a sticky

Thanks Picknup


  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,205 ✭✭✭
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    +1 great project please keep us informed.
  • steveaustinsteveaustin Member Posts: 852 ✭✭✭✭
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    excellent idea quick. I know i spend too much time just trying to decipher the language intent in most of these latest bills.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
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    close but 99% of the obtuse wording is placed in every bill by congress who mostly were lawyers so that lawyers & judges could interpret legislation to manipulate towards their goals....can anyone of some age on this forum remember any simple finite wording of anything from or to congress since the declaration of war on japan
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
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    congress should NOT pass bills but should concentrate on trimming existing ones and rescinding many
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    Good stuff


    HR58 "To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to update certain procedures applicable to commerce in firearms and remove certain Federal restrictions on interstate firearms transactions."
    Steve scallse R


    .R.67 - To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 29, 2012.

    H.R.76 - To authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a program to award grants to institutions of higher education for the establishment or expansion of cybersecurity professional development programs, and for other purposes

    H.r.100amends the INA to authorize appropriations to carry out the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).

    HR102makes it illegal to use any form Of Id other then USCIS photo ID, SS card,DL,or PhotoID$SS card. Any other form of Id would be invalid

    HR152 provides for 10,000 additional state guard troopers on the border of US and Mexico until the the the secretary of home land defense deems mission is completed. funds paid by the SODUS to each states governer. gives them the federal authority to use armored vehicles, do patrols, use both armed and unarmed air support, and stop anyone they think is suspicious.

    HR174 creats an office of cyber security, it would have a devision to enforce compliance. The dvision could be a private sector group,(which isnt compelled to follow the restrains of government) it would have the authority to remove anything the government considers malicious off the net.

    HR176 This bill creates an additional 1100 position in home land security, the people hired would act as the trained security assors for all federal installations deemed a part of national security, they would act under the SOHLS as abjuncts basically, to improve phycisal and non physical security of said installations. they would also over see contracts for material and personel made to each installation.

    It will also replace contract guards with federal employees at high security installations,

    Orders the AGOTUS to make a report of traffic stops, based on previous stops, to break down the characteristis of traffic problems in certian areas.


    internal political fudgery,
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    I will reveiew each bill and add new ones as they come, and as my poor little brain a can take it. Feel free to help me, or add your own bill sor resolutions as you see fit. This is gonna be a time consuming project, any and all help would be much appreciated, if you got a bill in particular, or wanna list your own this is as good a place as any.

    Gotta get the word out or the word aint heard.. gemme an Amen.

    Got any lawyer friends and such who would like to collaborate send on over here.[:D]
  • steveaustinsteveaustin Member Posts: 852 ✭✭✭✭
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    I'll give you an amen. I was gonna do the same thing with executive orders. Gonna look into tying the two together when passed or close to passin and link 'em here too if that's cool?
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    quote:Originally posted by steveaustin
    I'll give you an amen. I was gonna do the same thing with executive orders. Gonna look into tying the two together when passed or close to passin and link 'em here too if that's cool?


    Thats fine with me.
  • pickenuppickenup Member Posts: 22,845 ✭✭✭✭
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    I like the idea.
    I'll sticky it for a while and see what happens.
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    energy cont
    Garuntees loans to further develop ethanol research.shall seek to ensure the availability of 200 percent of the volume of renewable fuels required to be available in the United States by 2013 under the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and to ensure the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the production and use of renewable fuels by 25 percent.
    HR404extends carbon credits, call for the installation of new ethanol gas pumps that will be 50% subsidized by the tax payer.

    Law enforcement
    makes it harder for police to charge a person of drug offenses, uless a civlian sees the person who is charged commit the offense, gives the federal government abitrary power to oversee state and local police activities relating to drug task forces.

    Whoever, within the United States, conspires with one or more persons, or aids or abets one or more persons, regardless of where such other persons are located, to engage in conduct at any place outside the United States that would constitute a violation of this title if committed within the United States, shall be subject to the same penalties that would apply to such conduct if it were to occur within the United States.'.

    calls for the collection onto a database and public distribution of all crimes commited by coorperations, descriptions of the crimes, the charges and sentences.

    calls for any individual who carries a firearm supplied by the federal government to be given the tittle of law enforcement officer.

    further insulates the feds from being sued while acting in their offical capacities.

    Gives the secretary of houseing the authority to allow government workers including teachers and public safety officials eligable properties at half the retail price.

    gives the attornry general more athority to subsidize local police force hireing in cities.

    Authorizing Reimbursement by Capitol Police- If a local law enforcement agency provides protective services at an official public Congressional event pursuant to a written agreement entered into prior to the date of the event between the agency and the office of the Member who is the sponsor of the event, the Chief of the United States Capitol Police shall reimburse the agency for the reasonable costs incurred by the agency in providing such services.

    (b) Regulations- The Capitol Police Board, in consultation with the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this Act, including--
    (1) regulations setting forth the administrative requirements for a written agreement under subsection (a); (2) regulations setting forth the criteria for determining whether an event is an official public Congressional event; and (3) regulations setting forth the criteria for determining the reasonable costs incurred by a local law enforcement agency in providing protective services. (c) Annual Cap on Aggregate Amount Reimbursed- The aggregate amount reimbursed by the Capitol Police with respect to a fiscal year pursuant to agreements under this section may not exceed $10,000,000.


    War, vets etc

    calls for Withdrawal of Armed Forces and Contractor Security Forces From Iraq- Not later than October 1, 2011, or 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    A) support the unity and territorial integrity of Iraq, with the assistance of bona fide international peacekeeping force if necessary;(B) stop destabilizing interventions and actions by Iraq's neighbors;(C) secure Iraq's borders, including the use of joint patrols with neighboring countries;(D) prevent the expansion of the instability and conflict beyond Iraq's borders;(E) promote economic assistance, commerce, trade, political support, and, if possible, military assistance for the Government of Iraq from nonneighboring Muslim countries;(F) energize countries to support national political reconciliation in Iraq;(G) validate Iraq's legitimacy by resuming diplomatic relations, where appropriate, and reestablishing embassies in Baghdad;(H) assist Iraq to establish active working embassies in key capitals in the region (for example, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia);(I) help Iraq reach a mutually acceptable agreement on Kirkuk; and(J) assist the Government of Iraq achieve certain security, political, and economic milestones, including better performance on issues such as national reconciliation, equitable distribution of oil revenues, and the dismantling of militias

    It calls for a Iraqi support group, that includes syria and aIran.

    Calls for the screening and testing of all personel exposed to depleted uranium, current and those no longer on active duty.

    Climate change legislation
    To amend the Clean Air Act to delay the effect of reclassifying certain nonattainment areas adjacent to an international border, and for other purposes.

    1) To require the Department of Defense and all other defense-related agencies of the United States, as defined in the amendment made by section 3(a), to comply with all Federal and State laws that are designed to protect the environment or the health and safety of the public to the same extent as all other entities subject to those laws.
    (2) To entirely waive any and all sovereign immunity and to entirely revoke any and all exemptions of the Department of Defense and all other defense-related agencies of the United States within the United States and abroad that might in any way limit or exempt those agencies from complying with all Federal and State environmental laws designed to protect the health and safety of the public or the environment.
    (3) To leave no ambiguity for the executive or judicial branches that the Department of Defense and all other defense-related agencies are fully subject to all the requirements and possible enforcement of all Federal and State environmental laws designed to protect the health and safety of the public or the environment.

    they gotta comply with`
    (1) The Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) .(2) The Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.). `(3) The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9601 et seq.). `(4) The Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.). `(5) The Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.). `(6) The Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq.). `(7) The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). `(8) The Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.).
    `(9) The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.).` (10) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). `(11) The Noise Control Act of 1972 (42 U.S.C. 4901 et seq.). `(12) The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101 et seq.). `(13) The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.). `(14) The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.). `(15) The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).


    (a) Registration- Any person who plants patented seed or seed derived from patented seed may retain seed from the harvest of the planted seed for replanting by that person if that person--

    (1) submits to the Secretary of Agriculture notice, in such form as the Secretary may require, of the type and quantity of seed to be retained and any other information the Secretary determines to be appropriate; and

    (2) pays the fee established by the Secretary pursuant to subsection (b) for the type and quantity of seed retained.


    (a) Tariff- In any case in which--

    (1) genetically modified seed on which royalties or licensing or other fees are charged by the owner of a patent on such seed to persons purchasing the seed in the United States is exported, and

    (2) no such fees, or a lesser amount of such fees, are charged to purchasers of the exported seed in a foreign country,

    then there shall be imposed on any product of the exported seed from that foreign country that enters the customs territory of the United States a duty determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in addition to any duty that otherwise applies, in an amount that recovers the difference between the fees paid by purchasers of the seed in the United States and purchasers of the exported seed in that country.

    (b) Deposit of Duties- There shall be deposited in the Patented Seed Fund established under section 2(e)(1) the amount of all duties collected under subsection (a) for distribution to the appropriate patent holders in accordance with section 2(d).

    Maybe something fishy
    HR322`Dangerous Products Warning Act'
    `Sec. 571. Violations
    `(a) Failure To Inform and Warn- Whoever--

    `(1) is a business entity or a product supervisor with respect to a product or business practice;
    `(2) knows of a serious danger associated with such product (or a component of that product) or business practice; and
    `(3) knowingly fails within 15 days after such discovery is made (or if there is imminent risk of serious * injury or death, immediately) to do any of the following:

    `(A) To inform an appropriate Federal agency in writing, unless such product supervisor has actual knowledge that such an agency has been so informed.
    `(B) To warn affected employees in writing, unless such product supervisor has actual knowledge that such employees have been so warned.
    `(C) To inform persons other than affected employees at risk if they can reasonably be identified.

    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

    `(b) Retaliation- Whoever knowingly discriminates against any person in the terms or conditions of employment or in retention in employment or in hiring because of such person's having informed a Federal agency or warned employees of a serious danger associated with a product or business practice shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

    Relationship to existing law

    [:o)]`(a) Rights To Intervene- Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the right of any individual or group of individuals to initiate, intervene in, or otherwise participate in any proceeding before a regulatory agency or court, nor to relieve any regulatory agency, court, or other public body of any obligation, or affect its discretion to permit intervention or participation by an individual or group or class of consumers, employees or citizens in any proceeding or activity.[:o)]

    The Board may establish, after consultation with the appropriate committees of Congress, the Secretary of the Treasury, and any other interested Federal financial institution regulatory agency, an annual percentage rate of interest ceiling exceeding the 15 percent annual rate under paragraph (1) for periods of not to exceed 18 months, upon a determination that--
    `(i) money market interest rates have risen over the preceding 6-month period; and
    `(ii) prevailing interest rate levels threaten the safety and soundness of individual lenders, as evidenced by adverse trends in liquidity, capital, earnings, and growth.
    Directs the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs) each to carry out a one-year program providing for the refinancing of qualified single-family housing mortgages it owns through a refinancing mortgage (and for the purchase of and securitization of such refinancing mortgages) in accordance with this Act and the policies and procedures of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Defines a qualified mortgage as one, regardless of whether the mortgagor is current on payments due or in default, that: (1) is an existing first mortgage for purchase of, or refinancing another first mortgage on, a one- to four-family dwelling, including a condominium or a share in a cooperative ownership housing association, that is occupied by the mortgagor as principal residence; (2) is owned or guaranteed by the particular GSE; and (3) was originated on or before enactment of this Act.
    "(b) Qualifications- The directors of the Board shall include individuals representing different regions of the United States and--
    (1) 2 of the directors shall have public sector experience; and
    (2) 3 of the directors shall have private sector experience."

    "Three directors shall constitute a quorum."

    these folks will have the right to barrow from the global market, makes loans to state and local governments and such and the usualy stuff. they will have the right "To purchase in the open market any of the Bank's outstanding obligations at any time and at any price."


    (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, after public notice and opportunity for comment, may grant to any facility (as that term is defined in section 415 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 350d)) that manufactures, processes, packs, holds, or sells the particular food product or products, a waiver of the treatment described in subsection (a).

    (2) APPLICABILITY- A waiver granted to a facility under paragraph (1) may only be applicable to a certain type of food container or containers, as used for a particular food product or group of similar products containing similar foods.

    (3) REQUIREMENT FOR WAIVER- The Secretary may only grant a waiver under paragraph (1) to a facility, if such facility--

    (A) demonstrates that it is not technologically feasible to--

    (i) replace bisphenol A in the certain type of container or containers for such particular food product or products; or
    (ii) use an alternative container that does not contain bisphenol A for such particular food product or products; and

    (B) submits to the Secretary a plan and timeline for removing bisphenol A from such type of container or containers for that food product or products.

    (A) IN GENERAL- Any product for which the Secretary grants such a waiver shall display a prominent warning on the label that the container contains bisphenol A, in a manner that the Secretary shall require.
    (B) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT- The prominent warning required under subparagraph (A) shall include information to ensure adequate public awareness of potential health effects associated with bisphenol A.

    2) SELECTION OF SUBSTANCES- Not later than 1 year after enactment of this Act and not less than once every 3 years thereafter, the Secretary, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, shall, based on the factors under paragraph (4), select substances to review under paragraph (5). Such selection shall be made from among--
    No later than 1 year after the date on which a substance is selected under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall determine whether there is a reasonable certainty that no harm will result from aggregate exposure to such substance, taking into consideration.

    HR495See Something, Say Something Act
    Any person who, in good faith and based on objectively reasonable suspicion, makes, or causes to be made, a voluntary report of covered activity to an authorized official shall be immune from civil liability under Federal, State, and local law for such report.

    Any authorized official who observes, or receives a report of, covered activity and takes reasonable action in good faith to respond to such activity shall have qualified immunity from civil liability for such action, consistent with applicable law in the relevant jurisdiction. An authorized official as defined by subsection (d)(1)(A) not entitled to assert the defense of qualified immunity shall nonetheless be immune from civil liability under Federal, State, and local law if such authorized official takes reasonable action, in good faith, to respond to the reported activity.

    HR514To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005
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    (a) Registration of Gun Show Operators- It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a gun show, unless--

    (1) the person has attained 21 years of age;

    (2) the person (and, if the person is a corporation, partnership, or association, each individual possessing, directly or indirectly, the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the corporation, partnership, or association) is not prohibited by subsection (g) or (n) of section 922 from transporting, shipping, or receiving firearms or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce;

    (3) the person has not willfully violated any provision of this chapter or regulation issued under this chapter;

    (4) the person has registered with the Attorney General as a gun show operator, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Attorney General, and as part of the registration--

    `(A) has provided the Attorney General with a photograph and the fingerprints of the person; and (B) has certified that the person meets the requirements of subparagraphs (A) through (D) of section 923(d)(1);

    (5) the person has not willfully failed to disclose any material information required, and has not made any false statement as to any material fact, in connection with the registration; and

    (6) the person has paid the Attorney General a fee for the registration, in an amount determined by the Attorney General.

    (b) Responsibilities of Gun Show Operators-

    (1) IN GENERAL- It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a gun show, unless the person--

    (A) not later than 30 days before the commencement of the gun show, notifies the Attorney General, in writing, of the date, time, duration, and location of the gun show, and the identity of each person who will be a gun show vendor at the gun show;

    (B) before commencement of the gun show--

    (i) verifies the identity of each individual who will be a gun show vendor at the gun show by examining a valid identification document (as defined in section 1028(d)(3)) of the individual containing a photograph of the individual; and
    (ii) requires each such individual to sign--

    (I) a ledger, and enter into the ledger identifying information concerning the individual; and
    (II) a notice which sets forth the obligations of a gun show vendor under this chapter; and

    (C) notifies each person who attends the gun show of the requirements of this chapter, in accordance with such regulations as the Attorney General shall prescribe.

    (2) RECORDKEEPING- A person who operates, or has operated, a gun show shall maintain records demonstrating compliance with paragraph
    (1)(B), at such place, for such period of time, and in such form as the Attorney General shall require by regulation, or transmit the records to the Attorney General.

    (c) Background Check Required Before Transfer of Firearm Between Unlicensed Persons- It shall be unlawful for a person who is not licensed under this chapter to transfer possession of, or title to, a firearm at, or on the curtilage of, a gun show, to another person who is not so licensed, or for a person who is not so licensed to receive possession of, or title to, a firearm at, or on the curtilage of, a gun show from another person who is not so licensed, unless a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer--

    (1) has entered into a separate bound record the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, and such other information about the transaction as the Attorney General may require by regulation; and

    (2) has notified the prospective transferor and prospective transferee of the firearm that the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act has provided the licensee with a unique identification number, indicating that receipt of the firearm by the prospective transferee would not violate section 922 of this title or State law.

    (d) Recordkeeping Requirements-

    (1) IN GENERAL- A licensee who provides a notice pursuant to subsection (c)(2) with respect to the transfer of a firearm shall--

    (A) not later than 10 days after the date of the transfer, submit to the Attorney General a report of the transfer, which report shall specify the make, model, and serial number of the firearm, and contain such other information and be on such form, as the Attorney General shall require by regulation, except that the report shall not include the name of or other identifying information relating to any person involved in the transfer who is not licensed under this chapter; and

    (B) retain a record of the transfer, including the same information as would be required if the transfer were from the inventory of the licensee, as part of the permanent business records of the licensee.

    (2) LIMITATION- The Attorney General may not impose any recordkeeping requirement on any gun show vendor by reason of this section.'.

    (2) PENALTIES- Section 924(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

    (8)(A) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (a) or (d) of section 932 shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

    (B) Whoever knowingly violates subsection (b) or (c) of section 932, shall be--
    (i) fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both; and
    (ii) in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.

    (C) In addition to any other penalties imposed under this paragraph, the Attorney General may, with respect to any person who knowingly violates any provision of section 932--

    To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or executive order, any such firearms described in subparagraph (C) may be imported into the United States by an importer licensed under the provisions of chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, without the importer or the person described in subparagraph (C)(ii)--

    `(i) obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense for the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer; or

    `(ii) providing payment to the Department of State or the Department of Defense of any of the proceeds of the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer.'.

    good stuff
    provides for the abolishment of Federal programs for which a public need does not exist, to periodically review the efficiency and public need for Federal programs, and for other purposes.

    something to check into more closely
    Further militirizes the civilian modes of communication, and could lead to more spying on the citizenry via legalized black mail via with holding contract ect.

    To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to eliminate the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to deny or restrict the use of a defined area as a dredged or fill material disposal site, and for other purposes.

    basically creates a program to study bad things in public drinking waters to help identify chemicals that cause health concerns.

    basically calls for genetically engineered fish to be labeled as such

    To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the approval of genetically engineered fish.

    To make the United States exclusively liable for certain claims of liability to the extent such liability is a claim for damages resulting from, or aggravated by, the inclusion of ethanol in transportation fuel.

    basically its gonna put the tax payer on the line for the doings of federally mandated and encouraged grain usage for fuel.

    To authorize issuance of certificates of documentation authorizing certain vessels to engage in coastwise trade in the carriage of natural gas, and for other purposes.

    To secure the return to the United States the $179 million overpaid into the United Nations Tax Equalization Fund as of December 31, 2009, and for other purposes.

    International trade
    To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from the products of foreign countries that do not maintain acceptable standards of religious freedom and worker rights.

    basicially legitimizes private spying
    To direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe regulations regarding the collection and use of information obtained by tracking the Internet activity of an individual, and for other purposes.
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    I'll have those defined and the newest batch up soon.
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    I was waiting for them to get me a good thick batch lined up before linking them up. I am going to start linking the bill instead of the profile. (gonna have to link the rest later its starting to storm, and it plays hell with my satalite ISP.

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.

    To reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, modernize firearms laws and regulations, protect the community from criminals, and for other purposes.

    What it reaaly does is it Basically Expands the ATFs authority to fine or shut down FFls

    To amend title 11 of the United States Code to include firearms in the types of property allowable under the alternative provision for exempting property from the estate.

    No gun over $3K in value is eempted.

    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a reduced rate of excise tax on beer produced domestically by certain small producers.

    Lowers the taxes on small brewers.

    hunting and fishing
    To require the Secretary of the Army to study the feasibility of the hydrological separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins.

    basically this is to create an effective barrer between the rivers and the big lakes.

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the unauthorized recording and distribution of security screening images of individuals created by advanced imaging technology utilized by the Transportation Security Administration or other Federal authority, require the Transportation Security Administration to disable image retention capabilities of advanced imaging technology, and for other purposes.

    basically criminalizes the unauthorized use or distribution of high tech imagining equipment, or images. Though, it doesnt really stop anything. It actually reinforces its spread throughout our country

    Basically gives the shrinks much more authority in the schools. Thats usually not a good thing.

    To provide for the repeal of the phase out of incandescent light bulbs unless the Comptroller General makes certain specific findings.

    If its cost effective, this isnt against a Light bulb ban.

    To authorize the Attorney General to award grants for States to implement minimum and enhanced DNA collection processes.

    This is a first step to a high tech biological ID, and it could lead to a new age of institutionalized prejudice. Its Incrimentalism.

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an appeal and redress process for individuals who are screened against the terrorist watchlist and wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight, or denied a right, benefit, or privilege, and for other purposes.

    This again seems to create a system of accountability. but realistically it just goes to re-enforce the activity of putting people arbitrarily on secret lists for whatever purpose.

    To increase the transparency of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

    here is something that modern general political epstimlogic overlooks, if something has to be transparent, it exists. Fist one must decide wether something should exist before its perfected, or given the defense mechanism of legitimacy. Which is what this type of bill is.

    you should take the time to read this one yourself, its all kinds of poison.

    Drug war
    To direct the Secretary of State to designate as foreign terrorist organizations certain Mexican drug cartels, and for other purposes.

    Looks like the war on terror is gonna get a new front.

    To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.

    To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

    To provide for consultation by the Department of Justice with other relevant Government agencies before determining to prosecute certain terrorism offenses in United States district court, and for other purposes.

    1) PROSECUTION- Before any officer or employee of the Department of Justice institutes any prosecution of an alien in a United States district court for a terrorist offense, the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, or Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, shall consult with the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense about whether the prosecution should take place in a United States district court or before a military commission under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code.

    (2) INTERROGATION- Before any officer or employee of the Department of Justice engages in any interrogation of an alien in a criminal investigation or prosecution of a terrorist offense, the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, or Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, shall consult with the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense about how to proceed in that interrogation so as to enable each such official to carry out that official's responsibilities in a manner consistent with national security.

    To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit certain Mexican children, and accompanying adults, to obtain a waiver of the documentation requirements otherwise required to enter the United States as a temporary visitor.

    An attempt for another incremental full scale amnesty

    To authorize Federal payment to first responders for costs associated with providing emergency services at the international borders of the United States, and for other purposes.

    Basically further makes the state and local goverments more dependant of the federal government.

    To abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.

    To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, and for other purposes.

    To prohibit any Federal official from expending any Federal funds for any population control or population planning program or any family planning activity.

    To establish a fee on transactions which would eliminate the national debt and replace the income tax on individuals.

    seeks to establish a VAT tax.


    To require that the Government give priority to payment of all obligations on the debt held by the public, payment of Social Security benefits, and military funding in the event that the debt limit is reached.

    To establish the Grace Commission II to review and make recommendations regarding cost control in the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

    (1) IN GENERAL- The Commission shall be composed of eight members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

    basically invents a new set of government oversight to legitimize the current level of spending.

    To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants and offer technical assistance to local governments and others to design and implement innovative policies, programs, and projects that address widespread property vacancy and abandonment, and for other purposes.

    Basically the next step of urban social planning. There is a slew of bills like this one.

    To amend title II of the Social Security Act to ensure that the receipts and disbursements of the Social Security trust funds are not included in a unified Federal budget and to provide that Social Security contributions are used to protect Social Security solvency by mandating that Trust Fund monies cannot be diverted to create private accounts.

    Basically insures the government can continue to steal your money to buy its consituencies.

    To require zero-based budgeting for departments and agencies of the Government.
    The President shall submit with materials related to each budget transmitted under subsection (a) on or after January 1, 2013, a budget for each department and agency which contains the following information:

    (A) A description of each activity for which the department or agency receives an appropriation in the current fiscal year or for which the department of agency requests an appropriation for the budget year.
    (B) The legal basis for each activity.
    (C) For each activity, three alternative funding levels for the budget year, and a summary of the priorities that would be accomplished within each level, and the additional increments of value that would be added by the higher funding levels. At least two of these funding levels shall be below the funding level for the current fiscal year.
    (D) For each activity, one or more measures of its cost efficiency and effectiveness.

    To rescind the third round of funding for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and to terminate the program.

    It collapsed the economy, I guess it did its job. See, HR790 for things to come.

    To prohibit entities from using Federal funds to contribute to political campaigns or participate in lobbying activities.

    To curtail cooperations ability to be politically diverse if they are in a public co-op

    To provide an optional fast-track procedure the President may use when submitting rescission requests, and for other purposes.

    To apply to the justices of the Supreme Court the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, to establish certain procedures with respect to the recusal of justices, and for other purposes.

    To limit the jurisdiction of the Federal courts, and for other purposes

    The Supreme Court of the United States and each Federal court--
    (1) shall not adjudicate--
    (A) any claim involving the laws, regulations, or policies of any State or unit of local government relating to the free exercise or establishment of religion;
    (B) any claim based upon the right of privacy, including any such claim related to any issue of sexual practices, orientation, or reproduction; or
    (C) any claim based upon equal protection of the laws to the extent such claim is based upon the right to marry without regard to sex or sexual orientation; and

    To amend title 28, United States Code, to prevent the misuse of foreign law in Federal courts, and for other purposes.

    `In any court created by or under article III of the Constitution of the United States, no justice, judge, or other judicial official shall decide any issue in a case before that court in whole or in part on the authority of foreign law, except to the extent the Constitution or an Act of Congress requires the consideration of that foreign law.'.

    To preempt regulation of, action relating to, or consideration of greenhouse gases under Federal and common law on enactment of a Federal policy to mitigate climate change.

    Purposes- The purposes of this Act are--
    (1) to ensure that the consequences of ill-suited regulations are not imposed on the economy of the United States; and
    (2) to allow sufficient time for Congress to develop and authorize an appropriate mechanism to address the energy needs of the United States and the potential global challenges posed by a changing climate.

    Limitation on Agency Action-
    (A) IN GENERAL- The Administrator may not, under this Act, promulgate any regulation concerning, take action relating to, or take into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.
    (B) AIR POLLUTANT DEFINITION- The definition of the term `air pollutant' in section 302(g) does not include a greenhouse gas. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, such definition may include a greenhouse gas for purposes of addressing concerns other than climate change.

    (2) EXCEPTIONS- Paragraph (1) does not prohibit the following:
    (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (4)(B), implementation and enforcement of the rule entitled `Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards' (as published at 75 Fed. Reg. 25324 (May 7, 2010) and without further revision) and finalization, implementation, enforcement, and revision of the proposed rule entitled `Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles' published at 75 Fed. Reg. 74152 (November 30, 2010).

    To expedite the increased supply and availability of energy to our Nation.

    basically gives the government more arbitrary power over the gelographi areas where rare earth minerals and such occur.

    Wow this is about creating a federal energy reserve on a level thats never been heard of.. this is something like a commies wet dream.. You should read this for yourself. It calls for publicly built oil refineries and the whle nine yards.

    To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a global rare earth element assessment, and for other purposes.

    To require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission to conduct an inventory of broadband spectrum, to authorize the Commission, contingent on the completion of such inventory, to conduct auctions of voluntarily relinquished spectrum usage rights and to share the revenues with the licensees who relinquished such rights, and for other purposes.

    basically calls for the regulation of band width.

    To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.

    opening up the door for more federal taxes and arbitrary control on wireless communications.

    To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize 3 or more Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission to hold nonpublic collaborative discussions, and for other purposes.

    bad stuff, this. It legalizes authority that was never intended.

    To amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to create the National Office for Cyberspace, to revise requirements relating to Federal information security, and for other purposes

    a bill for the Creation of inroads for beauracy into the oversight of the internet.

    To improve transportation safety, efficiency, and system performance through innovative technology deployment and operations.

    To provide that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel who are in Afghanistan.

    To establish a Department of Peace.

    Mission- The Department shall--

    (1) hold the cultivation of peace as a strategic national policy objective;
    (2) reduce and prevent violence in the United States and internationally through peacebuilding and effective nonviolent conflict resolution;
    (3) strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking;
    (4) work to create peace, prevent violence, prevent armed conflict, use field-tested programs, and promote best practices in nonviolent dispute resolution;
    (5) take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and structured mediation of conflict;
    (6) address matters both domestic and international in scope;
    (7) provide an institutional platform for the growing wealth of expertise in peacebuilding to dramatically reduce the national and global epidemic of violence;
    (8) support local communities in finding, funding, replicating, and expanding programs to reduce and prevent violence;
    (9) invest in non-governmental organizations that have implemented successful initiatives to reduce and prevent violence, both internationally and domestically; and
    (10) work with other government agencies to apply and practice the science of peacebuilding in their respective fields of responsibility.

    To direct the President to submit to Congress a report on the long-term costs of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for other purposes.

    To enable States to opt out of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


    If any provision of this Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this Act and the application of the provision to any other person not similarly situated or to any other circumstance shall not be affected.

    basically gives supremacy to the AHA in a underhanded way.

    To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure that the Federal Government has independent, peer-reviewed scientific data and information to assess short-term and long-term direct and indirect impacts on the health of oil spill clean-up workers and vulnerable residents resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and for other purposes.

    To require greater transparency concerning the criteria used to grant waivers to the job-killing health care law and to ensure that applications for such waivers are treated in a fair and consistent manner, irrespective of the applicant's political contributions or association with a labor union, a health plan provided for under a collective bargaining agreement, or another organized labor group.

    this is a perfect example of political misdirection. It calls for validation of the whole thing via justifcation. Again before something should be considered in such a context, it furst has to be accepted as legtimate.

    To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish policies and guidelines to ensure civilian and military law enforcement personnel charged with security functions on military installations will receive Active Shooter Training.

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security maintain chemical facility anti-terrorism security regulations.

    This will militarize many of the chemical facilities in the U.S.

    To extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to maintain the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program.

    These types of dictates will create thousands of new military personel on american soil. remember when Obama talked of creating a civilian miltary force equal to the armed forces, this is one such way of meeting usuch a goal. there are thousands of chemical facilities around the country.

    To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements of the visa waiver program and for other purposes.


    (A) AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE- The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may designate any country as a program country if that country meets the requirements under paragraph (2).
    (B) DEFINITIONS- In this subsection:
    (i) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES- The term `appropriate congressional committees' means--

    (I) the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate; and
    (II) the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Homeland Security, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide immunity for reports of suspected terrorist activity or suspicious behavior and response

    this would give immunity for the use of force or inprisonment against citizens by government even if they are innocent of their accused crimes. This is Spanish inquistition kind of stuff.

    To provide for certain processes and limitations relating to the detention of certain individuals by the United States, and for other purposes.

    basically provides an outline to hold people in prison without representation indefinately.

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prohibit requiring the use of a specified percentage of a grant under the Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program for specific purposes, and for other purposes.


  • TfloggerTflogger Member Posts: 3,089 ✭✭✭
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  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    Your welcome, I got something else in the works, that will make this look mundane. I hope I can stick it all togeher.
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    Seems to be opening the door for the secretary of interior to submit reports to congress about the effects of lead and other materials on the enviornment.

    gives the secretary the authority to arbitrate the usage of federal ands, and the ability to charge hunters for their use.

    To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating, based on material composition, any type of firearm ammunition or fishing tackle.

    Basically designed to give the attorney general the ability to arbitrate who is, and isnt allowed to buy firearms, or buy fertilizer, and so forth.

    to prohibit the possession of a firearm by a person who is adjudicated to have committed a violent act while a juvenile.

    Within 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall promulgate final regulations that require each firearm manufactured in the United States on or after the effective date of the regulation, to be marked with a serial number that is located inside the barrel of the firearm or that is visible only in infrared light, in addition to the serial number with which the firearm is otherwise required by law to be marked.

    The Secretary of the Army shall not promulgate or enforce any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm including an assembled or functional firearm at a water resources development project covered under section 327.0 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations

    basically calls for greatly increasing the size and spending of the DNA registry.

    To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to except from the early distribution penalty certain qualified retirement plan distributions used to purchase a residence that has been in foreclosure for a year or more.

    basically seeks the government the ability to "secure" the personal information of every person.

    To extend the sunset of certain provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, and for other purposes.

    basically lays out further grounds for the use of iminent domain.

    To provide for an audit of all gold owned by the United States.


    to increase the number of federal law enforcment agents in the states.

    TO Prohibition of Advance Notice to Security Screeners of Covert Testing and Evaluation

    Secretary of Homeland Security shall, subject to the availability of appropriations for such purpose, increase by not fewer than 5,000 the total number of full-time, active-duty Customs and Border Protection Officers within United States Customs and Border Protection for posting at United States ports of entry above the number of such officers for which funds were made available during fiscal year 2010.

    Homeland Security shall, subject to the availability of appropriations for such border security purposes, increase by not fewer than a total of 1,200 the number of full-time Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists

    Homeland Security shall, subject to the availability of appropriations for such purpose, increase by not fewer than a total of 350 the number of full-time border security support personnel for United States ports of entry above the number of such support personnel for which funds were made available during fiscal year 2010.

    In General- There are authorized to be appropriated to the Administrator of the General Services Administration $1,000,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2012 through 2016 to make improvements to existing ports of entry in the United States to improve border security and for other purposes.

    Basically puts more control over agencies in the head of homeland security's hands.

    Basically creates federal guide lines for the discipline of state and local police. not good.

    Basically more feel good pinko crap.

    bolster border security.






    Odd stuff

  • steveaustinsteveaustin Member Posts: 852 ✭✭✭✭
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    Damn, you do good work. Compared to you, I'm just dabbling.
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    quote:Originally posted by steveaustin
    Damn, you do good work. Compared to you, I'm just dabbling.

    You doing good Steve, keep it up. Gettin intel to everyone is 2/3rds the battle.

    internet sure beats the hell out of smoke signals, I tell ya.[:D]
  • quickmajikquickmajik Member Posts: 16,324
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    Law enforcement


    government restraint




    Bio ID data base


    Control of natural resources

    Soft kill
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