Week Ahead in Congress: 05/24/16

Week Ahead in Congress: Defense bill in the Senate; Energy policy & funding, Toxic Substances modernization in the House – From PopVox

 

IN THE SENATE:
S. 2613 Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016
Sponsor: Sen. Charles Grassley [R, IA]Reauthorizes the Sex Offender Management Assistance program and the Jessica Lunsford Address Verification Grant program and appropriations for the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend sex offenders who violate sex offender registration requirements.
S. 2943 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017
Sponsor: Sen. John McCain [R, AZ]The Senate’s 2017 NDAA authorizes $602 billion in funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy. It contains several policy reforms, including:

  • Large-scale procurement and contracting overhaul.
  • 25 % reduction in general and flag officers and DOD Senior Executive Service civilian employees
  • Reforms to the military health system
  • Including women in the requirement to register for selective service
  • Implementing the recommendations of the Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group

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IN THE HOUSE:
S. 2012 Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R, AK]The House will vote on the bipartisan conference report (combined House and Senate bill) to update a wide range of energy policies. The five-part bill includes:

  • Expedited approval processes for a range of energy projects
  • Conservation efforts, including instructing federal agencies to reduce their building energy intensity by 2.5 percent per year through FY2025
  • Cybersecurity provisions for protection of the electric grid
  • Permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Historic Preservation Fund

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H.R. 5055: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act
Sponsor: Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2]

The legislation provides $37.4 billion funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies.

H.R. 897: Zika Vector Control Act
Sponsor: Rep. Bob Gibbs [R, OH-7]

Eliminates the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirement for the application of pesticides authorized under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

Intelligence Reauthorization

H.R. 5077: The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Sponsor: Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-22]

Authorizes appropriations forfiscal year 2017 for intelligence activities of the U.S. government, the Intelligence Community Management Account (ICMA), the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System (CIARDS), and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB).

SECTION-BY-SECTION | COMMITTEE REPORT | FACT SHEET

Telecommunication, Emergency AccessH.R. 3998: Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act
Sponsor: Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6]Requires a series of preparations for increasing access to communications networks during and after disasters, including:

  • (1) Allowing for mobile service at reasonable rates during emergencies when there is a mobile service outage lasting longer than 24 hours, and (2) no roaming charges during emergencies to or from 911 services.
  • Including all categories of communications service providers (currently, only telecommunications service providers) among the essential service providers that may access a disaster site to restore and repair essential services during a power outage.

H.R. 4167: Kari’s Law Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Louie Gohmert [R, TX-1]
Requires multi-line telephone systems to have a default configuration that allows users to directly initiate a call to 9-1-1 (without dialing any additional digit, code, prefix, or post-fix, including any trunk-access code such as the digit “9”).

H.R. 4889: Kelsey Smith Act
Sponsor: Rep. Kevin Yoder [R, KS-3]
To require providers to provide call location information to an investigative or law enforcement officer in an emergency situation involving risk of death or serious physical injury or in order to respond to the user’s call for emergency services.

H.R. 2589: To require the Federal Communications Commission publish online changes to the rules of the Commission not later than 24 hours after adoption
Sponsor: Rep. Renee Ellmers [R, NC-2]

Veterans’ Health and Caregiving H.R. 5229: Improving Transition Programs for All Veterans Act
Sponsor: Rep. Mark Takano [D, CA-41]
Calling for a study to evaluate the effectiveness of programs, especially in regards to women veterans and minority veterans, in transitioning to civilian life.H.R. 2460: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of adult day health care services for veterans
Sponsor: Rep. Lee Zeldin [R, NY-1]
Allowing for payment for adult day health care for a veteran eligible for, but not receiving, nursing home care.

H.R. 3956: VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Bost [R, IL-12]
Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement a plan to hire a director for each VA medical center without a permanent director.

H.R. 3989: Support Our Military Caregivers Act
Sponsor: Rep. Elise Stefanik [R, NY-21]
Permits independent external clinical review of a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denial of an individual’s application to be a caregiver eligible for VA benefits; determination of the level or amount of personal care services that a veteran requires; and a revocation of benefits by the VA. Each external clinical review must be completed and the individual notified of the results within 120 days of the election.

H.R. 3715 Final Farewell Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-5]
Permits funerals and memorial services of a deceased veteran at a national cemetery during weekends, other than federal holiday weekends, upon the request of the veteran’s next-of-kin made for religious or cultural reasons.

H.R. 5286: VA Construction and Lease Authorization, Health, and Benefits Enhancement Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1]
H.R. 5286 would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into leases for 18 medical facilities and enhanced-use leases to provide supportive housing for veterans. The bill also would modify disability compensation for veterans by rounding payments down to the next lower dollar and authorizing payments to veterans who have lost certain organs.

Also in the House:
H.R. 496: Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Establishment Act
Sponsor: Rep. Paul Cook [R, CA-8]
Establishes the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area, comprised of approximately 18,610 acres of land in Inyo County, California.S. 184: Native American Children’s Safety Act
Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven [R, ND]
Would expand the background check requirements for people who hold tribal positions related to the foster care of Native American children. The bill would require tribal social services agencies to complete criminal records checks of each individual who resides in or is employed by a foster care institution that serves Native American children. Under current law, those checks are required only if the tribal agency receives federal funds. S. 184 also would require tribal agencies to develop procedures to recertify the safety of foster care institutions.
H.R. 2121: To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide a temporary license for loan originators transitioning between employers
Sponsor: Rep. Steve Stivers [R, OH-15]

H.R. 4139: Fostering Innovation Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema [D, AZ-9]
Amends Sarbanes-Oxley requirement that accounting firms preparing or issuing an audit for an issuer of securities shall attest to, and report on, the internal control assessment made by the management of the issuer.

H.R. 4465: Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Denham [R, CA-10]
Establishes the Public Buildings Reform Board to identify opportunities for the federal government to reduce significantly its inventory of civilian real property.

H.R. 4487: Public Buildings Reform and Savings Act
Sponsor: Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11]
Enables the General Services Administration (GSA) to facilitate consolidations, reduce space, and negotiate office space lease deals for federal buildings. The bill also strengthens authorities of the Federal Protective Service (FPS) in order to improve security at Federal buildings.

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Puerto Rico bill released with bipartisan support

On Thursday night, the House Natural Resources Committee released an updated version of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). The bill gives Puerto Rico tools to restructure to restructure its $70 billion in debt, including the ability to reprioritize creditors. If the committee votes next week on the bill, it will set up a House floor vote in June.

This package of reforms will restore the guardrails of freedom and self-governance in Puerto Rico. It will hold Puerto Rico accountable to its debt, uncover audited financial statements, enforce fiscal responsibility and cut red tape holding down the Island’s economy. It provides tools to redirect Puerto Rico from a path of destitution towards a path of prosperity, preserving freedom and opportunity for the next generation.

Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and bill sponsor Rep. Sean Duffy

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Who Died Before Collecting Social Security?

Who died before they collected Social Security? KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ IT… THIS IS SURE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT!!!!THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S CALCULATION OF AVAILABLE SOCIAL SECURITY IS … Continue reading

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What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency

What I See Happening In a Trump Presidency By Bill Bennett “They will kill him before they let him be President”. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump. Don’t be surprised if … Continue reading

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North Korean Humor………….

North Korean Humor………….

Kim Jung Un had NO military experience whatsoever before Daddy made him a four-star general. This snot-nosed twerp had never accomplished anything in his life that would even come close to military leadership.

He hadn’t even so much as led a Cub Scout troop, coached a sports team, or commanded a military platoon.So he is made the “Beloved Leader” Of  North Korea.

Terrific!

Oh nutz,  I’m sorry…

I just remembered that we did the same thing.

We took an arrogant phony community organizer, who had never worn a uniform, and made him Commander-in-Chief.A guy, who had never had a real job, worked on a budget, or led anything more than an ACORN demonstration, and we made him “Beloved Leader” of the United States – Twice!

So if you think North Koreans are stupid…

I’m sorry I brought this up…never mind, just go back to whatever you were doing and forget this.  It’s too embarrassing

 

 

 

 

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Democracy to Socialism Alinsky’s 8 Steps

This is based on Alinsky’s eight steps from Democracy to socialist society.

Obama Quotes him often in his book and Hillary did her thesis on Alinsky.

ALMOST DONE.  JUST ONE ELECTION DECIDES OUR FATE…

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a socialist/communist State.  The first is the most important

5 OF THE 8 ARE DONE – THE LAST 3 ARE ALMOST THERE

  1. Healthcare: “Control Healthcare and you control the People”

DONE!!!

  1. Poverty: Increase the Poverty level as high as possible.”  Poor People are easier to control and will not fight back if the government is providing everything for them to live.

DONE!!!

  1.  Debt:Increase the National Debt to an unsustainable level.”  That way you are able to increase Taxes, and this will produce more Poverty.

DONE!!!

  1.  Gun Control: Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government.  That way you are able to create a Police State – total local control.

ALMOST THERE!!!

  1.  Welfare: Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Livestock, Housing, and Income).

DONE!!!

  1.  Education:  Take control of what People read & listen to, take control of what Children learn in School.

ALMOST THERE!!!

  1.  Religion:Remove faith in God from the Government and Schools.

 

  • ALMOST THERE!!!

 

  1.  Class Warfare: Divide the People into the Wealthy against the Poor.  Racially divide. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to Tax the Wealthy with full support of the voting Poor.

DONE!!!

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John Kerry’s Family

. . . . . . . IT COULDN’T GET ANY DEEPER , . , . , No matter what your political leaning, this should give you a reason to stop and think whose side Kerry is on!!!! As soon … Continue reading

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Facts About The Declaration Of Independence

 

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? – Tony O

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners: men of means, well educated. But they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.

Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire with cannon. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion and a broken heart. Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall and straight, and unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of the declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

  1. LaVoy Finicum, may you now rest in peace as you join a company of REAL Americans. AND may your efforts here now be multiplied a MILLIONFOLD!

 

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Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400, Battle Ground, WA 98604 (360) 687-3087 Fax: (360) 687-2973 ccushman@pacifier.com Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 Hammond Vendetta and the War and the West. The War … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, … Continue reading

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