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No Political Party Shall Be Privileged

In any way; by locality, state or nationally

/ 97% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

In most states, independents cannot vote in primaries. Where primary voting is restricted to registered members of the two dominant political parties, and election boards are almost entirely restricted to agents of...view entire bill

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End Too Big To Fail

Pass Glass-Steagall or Break up the Mega-Banks

/ 97% Financial Regulationsponsored by aGREATER.US

The conclusions drawn from this piece are solely that of aGREATER.US. Below is the introduction of a longer piece written by Harvey Rosenblum, the head of the Dallas Fed’s Research Department in the 2011 Annual...view entire bill

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Fair Districting Act

End partisan gerrymandering

/ 96% Election Lawsponsored by Jean Ann Esselink

Partisan gerrymandering has so skewed the boundaries of congressional districts that voters are deprived of any real choice. Politicians create "safe seats" that ensure the re-election of nearly all incumbents....view entire bill

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Government Contractor Executive Order

To limit and ban certain political activities

/ 95% Deficit (Costs)sponsored by aGREATER.US

This idea (not the names) was suggested by Robert Reich, "[Mr. President] Finally, here's a step you don't even need congressional approval for: issue an executive order forcing big government contractors to disclose...view entire bill

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Tax The Takers More Than The Makers

Tax breaks for real entrepreneurs, not Wall Street

/ 93% Corporate Taxessponsored by aGREATER.US

The U.S. business tax system is upside down. Banks and insurance companies and law firms are "taker" businesses that just shift ownership of things that already exist, and they use campaign contributions to bribe...view entire bill

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The Stock Act

H.R. 1148: Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act

/ 93% Governmentsponsored by aGREATER.US

*PASSED [A slimy watered down version awarding family members insider trading privileges] and signed into law 4/4/12* Originally sponsored by Rep. Timothy Walz [D-MN1] and 202 others....view entire bill

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Stop Subsidizing Corporate Raiders!

That’s law for the 1%, not the 99% or even the 66%

/ 93% Tax Reformsponsored by aGREATER.US

Here’s the playbook. Buy the company at a distressed price, load it up with as much corporate debt as possible then pay out the cash as a special dividend to the new owners (yourself). Go ahead, take inordinate...view entire bill

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End Electoral Bias Against Independents!

Open Primaries & Break Up Electoral Board Monopolies

/ 91% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Taken from the IndependentVoting.org website. Hey, Congress! 40 percent of Americans are Independents! Yet, Independent voters face systemic barriers to democracy. Congress must hold hearings on this structural bias...view entire bill

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No Bees No Humans—Act

Protect Polinators from Careless Insecticide Use

/ 91% Food Supplysponsored by aGREATER.US

From the Avaaz.org website. AVAAZ petition to save the honeybees - please sign online: Dear friends: Silently, billions of bees are dying off and our entire food chain is in danger. Bees don't just make honey, they...view entire bill

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One Law One Bill

Transparency in Legislation

/ 90% Governmentsponsored by Candidate Steven Reynolds

Sumbitted by Steven Reynolds, Progressive Party, OR01, http://www.truth2012.org

Bills or measures passed by the House/Senate should be restricted to one issue. All...view entire bill

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Green Bank Payback Act

For States' Administered Projects

/ 90% Energy Policysponsored by aGREATER.US

Some States are windy, others sunny, yet others can harvest energy from ocean waves. Most states can drill for geothermal energy. Others may want to capitalize irrigation to switch to switch grass from corn for...view entire bill

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A Drug War on Chronic Users' Behavior

Exhaust Best Practices Before Long Incarcerations

/ 90% Drug Policysponsored by aGREATER.US

This is from an article in the Wall Street Journal 4/22/12 entitled Rethinking the War on Drugs. It concludes, "The U.S. has reached a dead end in trying to fight drug use by treating every offender as a...view entire bill

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Judicial Appointment Reform

Judges should be above partisan politics.

/ 90% Amendmentssponsored by Concerned Citizens Coalition

Judicial holds have been a problem for years, especially as elections near, and the party that does not hold the executive obstructs and delays appointments in hopes of winning the white house, and appointing...view entire bill

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The Yellow Card Act

To track and tax immigrants

/ 90% Immigrationsponsored by Joshua Holloway

The migration of illegal immigrants into the US is undoubtedly a problem. In dealing with this issue however, we must be humane and considerate, of these modern-day pilgrims. As a first step it will be made known...view entire bill

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Halftime Worker Protection & Jobs Act

A win-win for upward mobility & seniors

/ 89% Jobssponsored by aGREATER.US

This is based on a suggestion by Sir Richard Branson. Many seniors who were rightfully spooked by the great recession are reluctantly holding onto their good paying jobs as a hedge against another economic downturn....view entire bill

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StartUp Visa Act

A New Visa Category to Attract Entrepreneurs

/ 89% Immigrationsponsored by aGREATER.US

From Senator Mark Udall's website...The StartUp Visa Act is designed to encourage the best and the brightest innovators to found companies here in the United States. The bipartisan bill, which Udall co-sponsored with...view entire bill

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Make Veterans Day Election Day

formerly Rediscover America Act

/ 89% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

I was totally convinced when I heard this idea, I now support Veteran's Day as Election Day. But the logic of this earlier piece still holds. What better thank you to honor our Veterans? The only valid argument I've...view entire bill

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#ShouldElectedOfficials

StopTakingMoneyFromCorporationsTheyRegulate?

/ 89% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

This would end the legal extortion and bribery of elected officials by banning corporate expenditures to or for (or against) candidates, elected officials, and political parties

Almost all Americans want...view entire bill

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Right to a Fraud-Free Counted Vote

It's NOT in the constitution?!

/ 89% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

While voting is a key part of our republic, it is not explicitly enumerated in the constitution; the closest it comes is "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of...view entire bill

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2011 Shared Retirement Sacrifice

Act: or, Are Members of Congress Better than Us?

/ 88% Equalitysponsored by aGREATER.US

Submitted in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL). You can’t make this stuff up. The debate over the national deficit rages on, with staunch fiscal conservatives trying to cut every...view entire bill

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Label Genetically Engineered Food

Tell the FDA

/ 87% Food Supplysponsored by aGREATER.US

Dear Commissioner Hamburg, I am writing to urge the FDA to require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods. I have a right to know about the food I eat and what I feed my family. In America, we...view entire bill

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Kindest Medicare Cuts Bill

From the AARP Bulletin 10/11/2011...

/ 87% Medicaid/Medicaresponsored by aGREATER.US

...Expert Advise on Finding Savings by Bara Viada. This seven point plan is a mixture of liberal, conservative, and independent ideas that taken as a whole would wring $1 Trillion of bottom line savings from Medicare...view entire bill

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Charitable Contribution Parity Act

Helps struggling nonprofits & small businesses

/ 87% Corporate Taxessponsored by aGREATER.US

H.R. 2592: Tax relief for strapped small businesses. Free products for struggling charities. Nothing goes to waste! Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18) is the sponsor of this bill. Bobby Schilling (IL-17) and Danny Davis...view entire bill

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The Grassroots Democracy Act

A three-pronged approach to pave a new way forward

/ 87% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

Rep. John Sarbanes (D) Maryland will soon introduce this in the House. Credit: Washington Post 7/22/12. "Where we are: The business of politics has become just that – a business. Political campaigns are no...view entire bill

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Curb Oil Speculation Act (#COSA)

Ban Margin Trading in Oil

/ 86% Economysponsored by aGREATER.US

Free markets are great. Free markets on steroids—not so much. Momentum trading in stocks is all the rage. Instead of buying low when everyone is scared, and selling high when everyone is greedy, the game plan now is...view entire bill

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Lump & Jump Act

An optional payment method for Unemployment Insurance

/ 86% Jobssponsored by aGREATER.US

Bill Cimbrelo is an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. On Sunday, March 04, 2012, @Bill_Cimbrelo said: Lost your job? You should have options regarding your employment insurance. Checkout my idea...view entire bill

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Military Path to Citizenship Act

For Illegal Immigrants and Their Children

/ 85% Immigrationsponsored by aGREATER.US

The problem with Congress is that they are too busy trying to "game" every law, every deal, for a perceived advantage against their enemy (the other party). The People want consensus legislation passed. We have...view entire bill

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Tax Wealth Not Income Act

Income Inequity Imperils the Economy

/ 85% Tax Reformsponsored by aGREATER.US

This is from an Op-Ed by Daniel Altman, an adjunct associate professor of economics at the New York University...view entire bill

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Equal Justice for DC & the Territories

Electoral and Tax Reform for 4 Million U.S. Citizens

/ 84% Governmentsponsored by David Itkin

The citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the other U.S Territories’ have no voting representation in Congress. Local governments elected by the citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico...view entire bill

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The Original First Amendment

Limiting the Size of Congressional Districts

/ 84% Amendmentssponsored by aGREATER.US

Excerpts from the Thirty-Thousand.org pamphlet “Taking Back Our Republic” by J. E. Quidam. It was called “Article the First” By order of presentation, this was considered to be even more...view entire bill

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Keep Antibiotics Working

Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

/ 84% Food Supplysponsored by aGREATER.US

The entire bill can be read at... http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.965 This was taken from KeepAntibioticsWorking.org, "Throughout...view entire bill

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Voter Funded Campaigns

End the hi-jacking of our elections.

/ 84% Campaign Financesponsored by brokeneconomy org

Campaign contributions must be limited to personal funds of individuals able to vote in the election. Free speech is a human right. Corporations or political action committees are not human and do not have a right to...view entire bill

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Stop Subsidizing Obesity

Put Junk Food Subsidies on a Diet

/ 84% Food Supplysponsored by aGREATER.US

This is from the http://www.uspirg.org website. Our tax dollars should only go to things that serve the public good, yet we’re handing out taxpayer subsidies to big...view entire bill

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Stop Government from Ending Due Process!

Oppose NDAA sections 1031/2 Defense Authorization Bill

/ 83% Liberties (Civil)sponsored by aGREATER.US

By rating this idea/bill 5 stars you are drawing a line in the sand that imprisoning American citizens without due process of the law is a deal breaker. And you will vote against any elected official who supports this...view entire bill

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Shareholder Protection Act of 2011

A partial cure for the SCOTUS Citizen's United ruling

/ 83% Othersponsored by aGREATER.US

H.R. 2517: Shareholder Protection Act of 2011 - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that any solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any security of an issuer: (1) describe...view entire bill

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The Purple Tax Plan

from the Kotlikoff for President website

/ 83% Tax Reformsponsored by aGREATER.US

The Purple Tax Plan is a simple, transparent, efficient, and progressive tax system. It will help the economy save, grow, produce jobs, and deliver higher wages. The Purple Tax Plan replaces the federal personal and...view entire bill

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Corporate Speech Definition Act

A tripartisan solution

/ 83% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Corporations shall be strictly barred from any political expenditures to or for (or against) candidates, elected officials, and political parties. However, transparent free speech will in no way be infringed upon as...view entire bill

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Ban Single Mark Ballots!

Election Experts Worldwide Denounce Plurality Voting

/ 83% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Declaration of Election-Method Reform Advocates: Executive Summary: This declaration, signed by election-method experts from around the world, publicly denounces the use of plurality voting – also called First...view entire bill

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The American Anti-Corruption Act

Stop bribery, End secret money & Empower voters.

/ 83% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

This summary was developed from the represent.us website. The AACA has nine points. 1. Stop politicians from taking bribes. Prohibit members of congress from soliciting contributions from...view entire bill

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Bipartisan Amendment Rule


H.Res. 45: How the House Works

/ 83% Othersponsored by aGREATER.US

Introduced by Rep. Jim Gerlach [R-PA6]. Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to encourage bipartisan amendments. Resolved, That rule XVI of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding...view entire bill

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Eliminate the For-Profit Prison Industry

Profit is an unacceptable motive for incarceration.

/ 82% Criminal Justicesponsored by Roger Wilcox

Prison industry lobbying efforts to increase rates and terms of incarceration provide clear evidence that the profit motive is a corrupting influence on our justice system. It is not only unethical but immoral to...view entire bill

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The SuperPAC Act

by the Sunlight Foundation

/ 82% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

The corrupting influence of money has drastically distorted American elections and American governance.  Moneyed interests hold nearly dispositive power, while everyday citizens have practically none. ...view entire bill

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Campaign Finance Reform 3.2.1.

Three Steps Closer to Fairer Elections

/ 82% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

In an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun, the University of Baltimore’s law professor, Christopher J. Peters, suggested that three pieces of previously proposed legislation for campaign finance reform be passed as a stop-gap...view entire bill

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Medicare and Medicaid FAST Act

Fighting Fraud & Abuse to Save Taxpayers Dollars

/ 80% Medicaid/Medicaresponsored by aGREATER.US

Here is an altogether rare occurrence—a bipartisan bill: S. 1251 co-sponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK). It is already being discussed in a Senate committee where a majority of bills never make...view entire bill

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The RebuildDemocracy.org Reforms

aka the PRE Plan to Reform Elections

/ 80% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

We will PRE-APPROVE Candidates that support the Plan to Reform Elections. We ask the President, all sitting members of Congress, and all candidates running in the 2012 national elections to publicly support the PRE...view entire bill

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The Economic Patriot Act of America

Economic Patriotism enhances American economy-FAST

/ 80% Economysponsored by Conservative Party USA

Americans must adopt a common-sense policy that encourages Americans to understand the high cost of cheap imports versus the long-term value of “Buying American”. No single shift in domestic economic...view entire bill

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Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

By Safer Chemicals Healthy Families

/ 80% Environment (Air)sponsored by aGREATER.US

A reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) would serve as the backbone of a sound and comprehensive chemicals policy that protects public health and the environment, while restoring the luster of safety to U.S....view entire bill

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Federal Term Limits 3.2.1.

3 for the House, 2 for the Senate, 1 for the Supremes

/ 79% Term Limitssponsored by aGREATER.US

Polls have shown overwhelming public support for term limits in the judicial and legislative branches of the country, whether the respondents were fiscal conservatives, independents, or social liberals.

...view entire bill

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Social Security Investment Strategy

A Bipartisan Approach

/ 78% Social Securitysponsored by aGREATER.US

Submitted by: David C. Dellinger If you are interested in permanent fix for the Social Security sustainability problem that should appeal to both the conservatives who want to incorporate investment accounts into the...view entire bill

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This Senator is Brought to You By... Act

Like Professional Athletes, Wear Your Sponsor's Brand

/ 78% Governmentsponsored by aGREATER.US

Members of Congress must proudly display the brand trademark of any corporation that donates more than $999 to their campaign fund. The larger the donation the bigger the font. Any donation over $5000 has to be large...view entire bill

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Free Speech About Science Act 
H.R. 1364

What the First Step of Health Care Should Have Been

/ 78% FDAsponsored by aGREATER.US

Another rare occurrence, a bipartisan bill sponsored by four brave legislators: Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT], Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3], Zoe Lofgren [D-CA16], Jared Polis [D-CO2]. The human body is marvelous at...view entire bill

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All Energy Jobs Act 3.2.1.

Fossil, Green & Human Energy: A Bipartisan Compromise

/ 77% Energy Policysponsored by aGREATER.US

1. Significantly ease restrictions on ecologically vigilant drilling for oil and natural gas.
2. End tax subsidies for oil companies.
3. Divert those subsidies to green energy projects.

The...view entire bill

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Homeowners' Jubilee Act

Can’t refinance your house? We can change that.

/ 77% Commerce (Growth)sponsored by aGREATER.US

Interest rates are at historic lows. If you could refinance your home you'd have thousands of dollars of disposable income to spend on education, feathering your nest, a new car, vacations, or paying down debt. But your...view entire bill

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Sin-Tax Wall Street Cyborg Traders

But wealth creation is good!

/ 77% Deficit (Taxes) sponsored by aGREATER.US

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker “No Farms, No Food,” recent attacks on Wall Street, while many aspects are certainly valid, might suggests a bumper sticker, “No Risk, No Jobs” which is the same as “No...view entire bill

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Energy Cost Internalization Act

Account for all the costs up front.

/ 77% Energy Policysponsored by Roger Wilcox

They're called externalities or externalized costs. When the provision of a particular good or service, such as energy, has impacts on, say, the environment and public health, it is inaccurate to exclude these costs from...view entire bill

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Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act

A Bipartisan Effort: HR 2306

/ 77% Drug Policysponsored by aGREATER.US

From NORML's website: "HR 2306, entitled the 'Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011,' prohibits the federal government from prosecuting adults who use or possess personal use amounts of marijuana by...view entire bill

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Safeguard the National Guard Act

Protect our National Guard from Unlawful Deployments

/ 76% Military Actionsponsored by Liberty Tree Foundation

This bill requires the governor to examine every federal order that places the national guard on federal active duty to determine if that order is lawful and valid. If the governor determines that the federal order is...view entire bill

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Systemically Eliminate Unemployment

“Many hands maketh work short.”

/ 76% Jobssponsored by Jerry Wilson

Albert Einstein suggested we employ 9th grade Algebra to resolve the unemployment problem. If unemployment is X simply shorten the workweek X & raise the minimum wage X. The formerly unemployed are pulled back into...view entire bill

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Zero Inflation Tax Policy

Why do we have a recession every 8 to 10 years?

/ 75% Tax Reformsponsored by Committee For Economic Reform and A Better Economic Future

The Zero Inflation Taxation Policy will make our economy more productive and more efficient in preventing poverty. It will help lower the amount of taxes needed to support social programs. It maintains demand more...view entire bill

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Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act

(HR 676) From Gerald Friedman in DOLLARS & SENSE

/ 75% Healthcaresponsored by aGREATER.US

"[This] would establish a single authority responsible for paying for health care for all Americans. Providing universal coverage with a “single-payer” system would change many aspects of American health...view entire bill

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Educate America Act

Aggressively fund higher education

/ 75% Education/Highersponsored by Roger Wilcox

Some countries, such as Sweden, fund higher education through taxes. Now some people complain that such systems produce egregious tax rates. However, if you combined local, state and federal tax rates with the cost of...view entire bill

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No More Legislating From The Bench

By Keeping Federal Judges In Their Place.

/ 73% Governmentsponsored by Rachael

Our Founding Fathers were clear in their idea of a separation of power when they established the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of Government. In America's history, many examples of federal...view entire bill

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The US can't afford Free Trade

Free trade equals exporting jobs.

/ 73% Economysponsored by brokeneconomy org

What has free trade done for the US? It has allowed the most affluent to move manufacturing to places where they do not need to pay minimum wage rate for labor. Where an oversea worker may be satisfied with $5.00 a day...view entire bill

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Reverse Citizens United

sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)

/ 73% Election Lawsponsored by aGREATER.US

Full Title: Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy. H. J. RES. ll Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to expressly exclude for-profit...view entire bill

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Campaign Season Limits

End the permanent campaign cycle

/ 73% Election Lawsponsored by Roger Wilcox

This bill should be coupled with those to reverse the Citizen's United decision and institute public financing; however, we should not wait. Nations all over the world elect their leaders is surprisingly (and...view entire bill

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Defend the Remix Culture

Sampling is Promotion not Theft!

/ 73% Culture & the Arts sponsored by aGREATER.US

From https://ripmixmake.org/ Dear Ms. Pallante, From high school students creating videos for classroom assignments to activists and journalists sampling videos for political commentary, remix videos offer creative...view entire bill

67.
CEO (Cap Executives' Outrageous) Pay Act

To 50 times that of the lowest paid full timer

/ 73% Equalitysponsored by aGREATER.US

If the lowest paid full time employee in a publicly traded corporation makes $20,000 a year then the CEO pay would be limited to $1,00,000 per year. If the lowest paid staffer is raised to $30,000 then the CEO can be...view entire bill

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Legislative Power Over Campaign Finance

A Bipartisan Approach Eclipsing the Supreme Court

/ 73% Campaign Financesponsored by aGREATER.US

112TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION H. J. RES. 97 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures with respect to Federal elections. IN THE HOUSE OF...view entire bill

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Political Product Labeling Act

or Don’t Talk Behind People’s Backs

/ 72% Liberties (Civil)sponsored by aGREATER.US

Americans have the right to free speech, and by extension what products they buy constitute how many people express themselves. When I buy food, I want to know how many carbs, fats, and sugar I will be putting into my...view entire bill

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American Fair Trade Bill

A bill to establish a fair international trade regime.

/ 72% World Tradesponsored by Individual

The current schedule of U.S. import tariffs is overly complex and encourages the exporting of American jobs. Because the various import tax rates are based upon product, rather than country of origin, our tariff...view entire bill

71.
The Buffett Deficit Amendment

An Incentive to the Members of Congress

/ 70% Amendmentssponsored by aGREATER.US

“Any time there's a deficit of more than three percent of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.” Warren Buffett described this scenario to Becky Quick in an interview on CNBC. [cnbc.com]...view entire bill

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Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Bill

Incentivize government employees to cut waste

/ 70% Deficit (Costs)sponsored by RECALL THEM ALL

This bill would have all governmental agencies responsible for finding waste, fraud and abuse in their agencies and reward those employees who found at least ten thousand dollars or more in cost savings. Such as...view entire bill

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Fair Tax Act (FairTax)

Repeals individual tax; implements national sales tax

/ 70% Tax Reformsponsored by Wayne A Wooldridge

This Act, called the “Fair Tax Act” (a.k.a. "FairTax"), repeals all income taxes and payroll taxes, specifically: • The individual income tax (including capital gains taxes and the alternative minimum tax). • All...view entire bill

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Ensuring the Harvest Act

For a Healthy Farm and Food Future

/ 70% Food Supplysponsored by aGREATER.US

This was taken from a Union of Concerned Scientists' report. "We should eat more fruits and vegetables. And it's not just our mothers who think so. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2011 unveiled a new set...view entire bill

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Trafficking Victims Protection Act—TVPA

Was allowed to expire in 2011???

/ 70% Global Neighborhoodsponsored by aGREATER.US

This summary was taken from the Polaris Project website. "The Trafficking Victims Protection Act, introduced in 2000, greatly increased America’s efforts to protect victims, assist survivors, improve prevention...view entire bill

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Animal Bill of Rights

Do you believe animals deserve basic legal rights?

/ 69% Welfare of Animalssponsored by Animal Legal Defense Fund

Deprived of legal protection, animals are defenseless against exploitation and abuse by humans. Through the Animal Bill of Rights, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress a groundswell of support for...view entire bill

77.
The Startup Act

From the Kauffman Foundation Website

/ 67% Economysponsored by aGREATER.US

… The "Startup Act" proposal was unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington by Kauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm and Vice President of Research and Policy Robert Litan. "With a recent Kauffman study...view entire bill

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Support Animal Abuser Registries!

Does an animal abuser live in your neighborhood?

/ 67% Welfare of Animalssponsored by Animal Legal Defense Fund

Our state has good reasons to be concerned about the whereabouts of animal abusers, including the high rate of recidivism among animal hoarders, the dangers to a community that are associated with animal fighting, and...view entire bill

79.
Good Jobs Bill

From Paul Osterman’s book Good Jobs America

/ 67% Jobssponsored by aGREATER.US

The point of this bill, and the book, is that we not only need more jobs but we also need better paying jobs. The book was co-authored with the late Beth Shulman. This summary was taken from Peter Dizikes, MIT News...view entire bill

80.
The Jobs and Energy Independence Act

A Bipartisan Effort H.R. 1861

/ 67% Energy Policysponsored by aGREATER.US

This bill sells offshore drilling leases and funnels the proceeds into clean energy infrastructure. Over 20 years it would generate between $2.2 and $3.7 trillion worth of revenue for the US government through leases...view entire bill

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Blind Trusts for Blind Justice (SCOTUS)

Will Remove Corrupting Influences

/ 67% Supreme Courtsponsored by aGREATER.US

A lifetime job with a guaranteed income: good work if you can get it. The nine Supreme Court Justices have that now, and they are allowed to own stock in corporations/industries they will be ruling on. Supreme Court...view entire bill

82.
Make the Economy Work for Public Good!

The people, not banks, should direct the economy.

/ 66% Economysponsored by Marc Antonio

Under today's monetary system (since 1913) banks create the national money supply when they make loans. As a result, in deciding where to make these loans, the banks decide what our country does. If banks make more...view entire bill

83.
CAUSE Panel for Competitive Commerce

We're All on TEAM USA in World Markets

/ 66% Competitivenesssponsored by aGREATER.US

This was edited from the Bipartisan Bridge: Think Global (Competition); enact Local (Innovation). http://bipartisanbridge.org/S2C7.html . For the U.S. to be more...view entire bill

84.
Public Education Guidelines

The purpose of education is exclusively to educate.

/ 65% Educationsponsored by brokeneconomy org

The sole worth of an educator is in how well they educate. Measure the students on the way in and on the way out. The salary of the teacher should be coupled to the improvements of the students. Great improvements,...view entire bill

85.
Raise the Bar on the Death Penalty Act

From “Beyond a Reasonable...” to “Virtually No Doubt

/ 64% Criminal Justicesponsored by aGREATER.US

When I was well into my twenties my parents finally told me how close I had come to John Wayne Gacy as a teen. JWG was a general contractor in Chicago, and my father was a designer who frequently used GCs to run...view entire bill

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Investigate the USS Liberty Attack

34 Dead 174 Wounded-Ship Ordered Abandoned Under Fire

/ 63% Military Actionsponsored by Joe Meadors

The bill is to direct the President to establish an impartial independent committee to investigate the June 8, 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. According to USS Liberty survivors the ship was attacked by unmarked...view entire bill

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Congressional Reform Act

Change the way congress deals with themselves.

/ 63% Amendmentssponsored by Retired Military/Teacher

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security....view entire bill

88.
CEO Compensation Corp. Tax Adjustment

Equitable compensation has its rewards.

/ 62% Corporate Taxessponsored by Roger Wilcox

CEO pay has increased dramatically over the past thirty years. In the early 1980's, the average CEO earned 42 times that of the average employee. Today, depending on the timeframe of the study, CEO's "now" earn 280 to...view entire bill

89.
The Living-Wages Tax-Allowance Bill

Eliminating or reducing income tax for 99% of workers.

/ 60% Tax Reformsponsored by Living Wages Tax Allowance Organization

The Living-Wages-Tax-Allowance bill is a grassroots initiative to boost the economy by cutting your income tax. Under this bill, 99% of U.S. workers will pay fewer taxes. 67%, 95 Million workers, will pay no income taxes...view entire bill

90.
Defense Spending Management Act

Let's make defense spending rational

/ 60% Military Actionsponsored by Roger Wilcox

In "On Wealth and Democracy", Kevin Phillips identified three reasons for the collapse of numerous civilizations: 1) Over-financialization of the economy (i.e., too much of the economy dependent on my making money off...view entire bill

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Tax Equalization Bill

Tax reform to benefit all American citizens.

/ 56% Tax Reformsponsored by brokeneconomy org

1. Tariff all incoming goods to equalize costs with American made goods. Doing otherwise is subsidizing workers in other countries at the expense of Americans while enriching companies that do not employ Americans. The...view entire bill

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Energy Independence/Sustainability Act

to promote a more robust and sustainable economy

/ 55% Tax Reformsponsored by Individual

The following bill is part of a comprehensive economic plan detailed in the book “Resuscitating America – An Independent Voter's Guide to Restoring the American Dream.” All quotes below are taken...view entire bill

93.
Income Tax Reform and Simplification Act

to revive the economy and make it more fair

/ 53% Tax Reformsponsored by Individual

The following bill is part of a comprehensive economic plan detailed in the book “Resuscitating America – An Independent Voter’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream.” The plan and all quotes...view entire bill

94.
Silence Car Door Locking Horns!

Chirps not Honks

/ 50% Othersponsored by aGREATER.US

Was it a conspiracy to make us a more jumpy society, or what? You go to the store, minding your own business, and a horn blasts, WARNING, you are about die, yet another victim of vehicular manslaughter. Noooo, it's...view entire bill

95.
Swap Federal Income Tax for a Carbon Tax

A unique and interesting idea

/ 50% Tax Reformsponsored by aGREATER.US

From the Unity Party website: Eliminate the Federal Income Tax. Unity supports replacing federal income taxes with a revenue measure based on the carbon content of fossil fuels as a simple way of balancing the budget,...view entire bill

96.
Herman Cain's 999 Tax Plan

taken from the HermanCain.com by aGREATER.US

/ 25% Deficit (Taxes) sponsored by aGREATER.US

9% Business Flat Tax Gross income less all purchases from other U.S. located businesses, all capital investment, and net exports. Empowerment Zones will offer deductions for the payroll of those employed in the zone ...view entire bill

97.
Phase Out Social Security

/ 20% Social Securitysponsored by Retired Military/Teacher

To insure coverage for retirees who have depended upon it, phase out social security by raisinfg the retirement age by one year every two years. As retirees dwindle, reduce social security taxes.view entire bill

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Preparatory Amendment for an Article V-

Restoration of a Constitutional government and people

/ 20% sponsored by articlevconvention.org

To enter into an Article V convention without such preparation is asking for a runaway or hijacked convention. The 100 years of willful neglect, used to place corporations in control of the nation, wherein...view entire bill