Category Archives: Congress

Four House votes on June 29

These measures passed the House on mostly party-line votes: H.R. 1425 — “To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the … Continue reading

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The Congress shall assemble

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, … –The Constitution I am supportive of going in person and doing that legislative process. — Rep Tom Reed Reed said that while he is supportive of returning to work … Continue reading

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Will stimulus work?

In an article in Politico, Joshua Zeitz discusses the question of making the stimulus work. He writes: Sweeping in its ambition, the (CARES ACT) package endeavors to infuse hundreds of thousands of small businesses, tens of millions of individuals and … Continue reading

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Firearm Legislation

Carl Hulse, writing in last Sunday’s New York Times, discusses firearm legislation. His account starts in 1994 when the subject arose. About the 1994 assault weapons ban, Hulse writes: With Congress prepared to again clash over gun safety, in the … Continue reading

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Firearm bills

H.R. 1186 – Keep Americans Safe Act CRS summary: This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at the border

Oh, the grand old Duke of York; He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he marched them down again. Veni vidi vici. — Julius Caesar On August 18, an op-ed by Tom … Continue reading

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Does the GOP want Trump reelected?

President Trump is following through on his promise and standing up for American interests. I have no doubt that the disruptive policies of this administration will bring these countries (Mexico, Canada, and the European Union) to the table for a … Continue reading

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H.R. 2213–will this bill become law?

H.R. 2213–will this bill become law, should it?“ For more than two decades, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit has proven to be highly effective in ensuring individuals on public assistance can make the transition to private sector jobs. In fact, … Continue reading

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Medicare scam

“Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said they dismantled one of the largest health care fraud schemes ever investigated by the FBI, charging 24 people in a $1.2 billion alleged scam involving telemedicine and durable medical equipment companies.” “The IRS chief of … Continue reading

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Political Glossary

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which … Continue reading

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