Saturday, 5 January 2019

HR1 - The For The People Act of 2019

quote [ This historic reform legislation—the most sweeping since Watergate—includes policies to ban members of Congress from serving on for-profit corporate boards or using nonpublic information to personally enrich themselves. It also shines a bright light on dark money and foreign money in our elections and enacts a small-dollar campaign finance system to vastly amplify the voices of everyday Americans in our elections. CAP urges the House to quickly pass the For the People Act in order to curb corruption in our political system and rebuild the public’s confidence in our elections and our government. ]

Good first day. To bad it will never be law, but what it does is lay down the marker of what should be. Which is about all we can expect from this congress.

HR1 - The For The People Act of 2019

You shouldn't expect anything out of this congress as far as new law. It will be deadlocked for two years. What it can do is stake out positions and maybe. most importantly. keep Trump's hands off the treasury and stop the financing of his agenda. The house is the keeper of the checkbook.

The House wasn't the only thing that changed in the last election. Governors offices and state houses changed as well.

Democrats paint stark contrast with outgoing Republicans

The oversight process has begun as well. and it is not all about Russian interference.

The Long Decline of Congressional Oversight

I'm betting most of you have no idea what countries we are fighting in...hopefully that will change as well.

Pentagon strips Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria troop numbers from web
[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by bbqkink@6:33amGMT]


the circus said @ 12:31pm GMT on 5th Jan
Supposedly Ted Cruz and a few others are proposing a term limits Amendment, too.
mechavolt said @ 6:47pm GMT on 5th Jan
Of course he is, it fits his MO. Term limits limit the power of elected representatives, which in turn increases the power of lobbyists. We already of term limits -- they're called elections. Instead, we should be limiting outgoing representatives from joining lobbyist firms.
bbqkink said @ 10:01pm GMT on 5th Jan
Well Of course he is...becasue it makes him look good to his base and he knows that the Dems will never bring it up for a vote.
bbqkink said @ 10:18pm GMT on 6th Jan

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