Please Find your House Representative here and contact them about the bills below, especially if they were a co/sponsor.
The entire House of Representatives is up for reelection in 2018. Let your representative know that you vote and that you will vote them out if they don’t represent you.
Regarding this week’s Items that may be considered pursuant to a rule:
I support the Stream Protection Rule.
I support disclosure of payments by Resource Extraction Issuers.
I support background checks for gun purchase.
I support the rule that contractors should comply with labor laws.
I support regulation of natural gas waste.
I OPPOSE H.R.563 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain individuals from the individual health insurance mandate. Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.
I OPPOSE H.R.561 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of applicable large employer for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.
I OPPOSE H.R.370 – To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes. I am grateful for the ACA as it is why I was able to afford health insurance in 2016.
I OPPOSE H.R.246 – To repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..
Make no changes to the ACA unless there are significant improvements ready to be implemented.
I OPPOSE H.R.490 – To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit abortion in cases where a fetal heartbeat is detectable. Let doctors make decisions about health care and science determine when life begins.
I OPPOSE H.R.217 – Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. Abortion is one component of comprehensive family planning. The need for abortion should be decided by doctors and the women involved, not politicians.
I OPPOSE H.R.7 – No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. This bill cuts off funding for essential reproductive planning services (not just for abortions). Doctors and the individuals involved should make medical decisions, not politicians.
I SUPPORT H.R.593 – To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership PAC funds to personal use. We must get big money out of politics to that the 98% can be represented.
I SUPPORT H.J.Res.28 – Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the voting rights of the citizens of the United States.The US is in dire need of voter protections to prevent gerrymandering, voter intimidation, ballot tampering, refusal to hand recount, and vote hacking.
I SUPPORT H.R.169 – West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017, to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.
I SUPPORT H.R.568 – To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require certain Federal officials to make requisite financial disclosures within 30 days of assuming office, and for other purposes.Americans must know that their government is working for the people and not for their own financial gain.
I SUPPORT H.R.567 – To amend title 5, United States Code, to clarify the application of the restriction on the appointment of relatives to a position in the Federal Government, and for other purposes. Americans must know that their government is working for the people and not for their own gain through nepotism.
I SUPPORT H.R.397 – Members of Congress Tax Accountability Act of 2017. It’s important to require Members of Congress to disclose delinquent tax liability and to require an ethics inquiry into, and the garnishment of the wages of, a Member with Federal tax liability.
I SUPPORT H.R.371 – Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act of 2017. It’s important to address financial conflicts of interest of the President and Vice President to make sure the are acting on behalf of the people and not their own financial interests.
I SUPPORT H.R.305 – Presidential Tax Transparency Act. It is important to require the disclosure of certain tax returns by Presidents and certain candidates for the office of the President, and for other purposes.
I SUPPORT the following:
Ending Congressional “pensions for life” savings accounts
Requiring Congress to act on single-issue legislation
Codify that all laws passed by Congress must apply to its members
Moving all redistricting to independent, non-partisan commissions
Allowing access to political party primaries for Independents or non-affiliated voters
I SUPPORT H.R.77 – Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act of 2017. Require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100+ word plain language summary of the proposed rule.
I SUPPORT H.R.489 – To prohibit the collection of information and the establishment or utilization of a registry for the purposes of classifying or surveilling certain United States persons and other individuals on the basis of religious affiliation, and for other purposes. No internment camps or deportations!
I OPPOSE H.R.454 – To amend the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the required 700-mile southwest border fencing by December 31, 2017, and for other purposes. This is a waste of money.
I OPPOSE H.R.172 – To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment. The separation of Church and State requires that churches either be taxed or keep silent on political issues.
I OPPOSE H.R.87/86/85 – To make 5 percent across-the-board rescissions in non-defense, non-homeland-security, and non-veterans-affairs discretionary spending for each of the fiscal years 2017 and 2018.
I go through the bills quickly and have to make judgement calls on which ones to add to this list. Let me know if I’ve missed an important bill or if I’ve misread any of them. Let me know if you find errors. Check marks will stay until you clear browser cache.
Thanks to Deb Chamberlin and Lonna Bartley for their help in pulling this information together!