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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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