A summary of January, the first month of the 114th Congress. In
this episode, a favor for Wall Street is signed into law, the
Senate did almost nothing, and the House passed bills that benefit
Wall Street, fossil fuel companies, and companies that don't want
to give you health insurance. There were a few good bills mixed in
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Terrorism Risk Insurance Program ReAuthorization Act of 2015
H.R. 22 and
Hire More Heroes Act
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of
Tsunami Warning, Education, and Research Act of 2015
Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act
LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act
- Forces the Department of Energy to decide on applications to
construct, expand, or operate liquified natural gas export
within 30 days of the completed NEPA review.
- Requires the applicant
to publicly disclose the specific destination of the liquified
natural gas exports.
- Written by Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio, whose
top three contributing industries are #1 Leadership PACs, who
have given him over $387,000, #2 Mining, who has given him over
$250,000, and #3 Oil and Gas, who has given him over $244,000.
H.R. 3: and
Keystone XL Pipeline Act
H.R. 30: Save
American Workers Act of 2015
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015
Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act
Financial Services video about HR 37, starring Michael
Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act
H.R. 7: No
Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full
Disclosure Act of 2015
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
Human Trafficking Prioritization Act
International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex
Human Trafficking Prevention Act
Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth
Trafficking Act of 2015
Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of
- Orders a few reports
- Written by Kristi Noem of South Dakota
Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015
SAVE Act of 2015
Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015
Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015
- Trains TSA, Customs, and Border Patrol agents on how to detect
and disrupt human trafficking within one year
- Written by Rep. Bradley Walker of North Carolina
H.R. 398 and
205: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of
Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of
H.R. 246: To
improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking.
Obama Moves to Block Horse Slaughter by Stephanie Strom. New
York Times. April 2013.
News to earn $1.50 per subscriber by Brian Stelter. CNN Money.
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