Saturday, May 29, 2010

Extortion-like legislation ensures authorizing of F-35 second engine for localized jobs

Congress Matters http://bit.ly/dpyj9R

Bill H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Bill H.Res.1404 Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5136) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes; waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules; and for other purposes.

Transparency at Risk: The DISCLOSE Act is Pulled Again for Further Negotiations

CitizenVox http://bit.ly/b5WqTj

Bill H.R.5175 The DISCLOSE Act

Rep. Raul M. Grijalva: Let's Tell Big Oil: You Break It, You Buy It

Action Alert!

Huffington Post http://huff.to/c2VT0m

Bill: H.R.5355 To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to repeal the limitation of liability of a responsible party for a discharge or substantial threat of a discharge of oil from an offshore oil facility.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Banksters Create New Fake "Consumer" Group

Center for Media and Democracy http://bit.ly/9JU3Ce

Bill S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Obama and Civic Idealism

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas http://bit.ly/bOUTkf

How a Jobs-Creating, Loophole-Closing Tax Bill Does Little of Either

TaxVox: the Tax Policy Center blog http://bit.ly/bvrYKN

Bill: The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act

Senate finance conferees receive $57 million in campaign cash

Public Campaign Action Fund http://bit.ly/d1eVZh

Bill S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.

FBI Files Show More Threats On Members Of Congress

TPMMuckraker http://bit.ly/8ZldXw

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stop Reckless Outsourcing

Action Alert!


OMB Watch http://bit.ly/9smOuG


Re: Bill S.3023 Stop Outsourcing Security Act-- Official: A bill to phase out the use of private military contractors. as introduced.
Re: Bill H.R.4650 Stop Outsourcing Security Act-- Official: To phase out the use of private military contractors. as introduced.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Legislation

> Senators' reactions to the American Power Act. Environmental Defense Fund bit.ly/cJgDT6
> Let's be clear: American Power Act does not prevent California from implementing AB 32. Environmental Defense Fund bit.ly/b9Q2es
Bills S.1733 Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act-- Official: A bill to create clean energy jobs, promote energy independence, reduce global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy. as introduced.



> Ask @BarackObama to create #NationalEntrepreneursDay. Help me get 1,000,000 signatures! entrepreneursday.org/poetspirit


> Do you have a bad personal taxpaying story to give the National Taxpayers Union? bit.ly/apcwKm




> Schrader introduces constitutional amendment on campaign finance. BlueOregon bit.ly/9TkJM3
Bills H.J.Res.84 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections-- Official: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to regulate campaign contributions for Federal elections. as introduced.




> House sidetracked bill that would renew for 5 years of federal support for scientific R&D; bans federal workplace porn viewing. CQ Politics bit.ly/9SZro4
Bills


> Senate Democrats Seek Route to Passage of Financial Regulatory Bill. CQ Politics bit.ly/bOao5o
> US Senate votes to rein in debit fees, many more amendments to financial reform bill. OpenCongress bit.ly/aUxqjD
> The Financial Oligarchy Reigns: Democracy's Death Spiral From Greece to the United States. The Public Record bit.ly/9jmHn3
Bills S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Obama Signs Bill to Block Congress from Getting a Raise. OpenCongress bit.ly/ar5dUT
Bills H.R.5146 To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011-- Official: To provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011. as introduced.


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Legislation

> Committee Holds Second Hearing on DISCLOSE Act. OMB Watch bit.ly/9NsA6y
> It's not over with DISCLOSE, what about Fair Elections Now Act. Political Activity Law  bit.ly/9iIlvC
> Danger for DISCLOSE Act in shareholder amendment? Political Activity Law bit.ly/a8ETPk
> The Right's Latest Scare Tactic: No More Political Blogging. Brennan Center for Justice bit.ly/9SJjVp
Bills H.R.5175 DISCLOSE Act-- Official: To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to
prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures
with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in
such elections, and for other purposes. as introduced.  S.3295 DISCLOSE Act-- Official: A bill to amend
the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit
government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional
disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections, and for other purposes. as introduced


> Grassley Proposes FinReg Amendment That Would Strengthen Independence of IGs. POGO Blog bit.ly/9zoi2v
> Senate Passes "Audit the Fed" Amendment, Rejects Proposal for Ongoing Audit. POGO Blog bit.ly/dmBJYa
> If we want to establish a fair financial system, empower states to take action against abusive banks. Eyes on the Ties bit.ly/aiDa8n
> Shining a Light on the Shadow Bank Lobby. Eyes on the Ties bit.ly/bYdg1q
> FinReg Update- What's Happened, What's Next. OpenCongress bit.ly/9YQpOG
> Leahy Pushes Financial Reform Amendment to Protect Whistleblowers, Transparency. CREW bit.ly/d2dWex
> Senates Votes To Toughen Standards for Home Loans. CQ Politics bit.ly/aaJXVV
> Action could shift to car dealers after defeat of amendment to protect Wall St.'s shadow marketeers. U.S. PIRG bit.ly/aGVnps
Bills S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Bill would improve gov's database of contractors with criminal, civil, and admin offenses. POGO Blog b it.ly/9nuiq6
Bills S.3323-- Official: A bill to improve the management and oversight of Federal contracts, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> 'Climate Bill' a nuclear energy-promoting, oil drilling-championing, coal mining-boosting gift to polluters. CitizenVox bit.ly/cFV7Kb
Bills


> Help send a message to Congress: Take the donor pledge today! Public Campaign Action Fund bit.ly/cd37Jl


> Most of the laws in this country are not made by congress, but rather, the administrative state. The Foundry bit.ly/apfV0u


> Progressives To Dems: Get Moving On Judicial Nominations. TPMMuckraker bit.ly/cGFByi
> Senate secret holds on nominations and other important matters. CREW bit .ly/bAwhrX


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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Legislation

> Support Public Citizen open letter to Congress calling for strong financial reform legislation. Public Citizen  bit.ly/c2xrlV
> Dems Defeat a McCain Amendment to Wind Down Fannie and Freddie. OpenCongress bit.ly/aJUL05
> Sanders Fed audit amendment passed. The Vitter amendment to open up the Fed to audits in perpetuity lost. OpenCongress bit.ly/aBtew8
> Senators voted 96-0 to audit the Federal Reserve. Center for Media and Democracy bit.ly/bVynBt
> The Brown-Kaufman amendment to cap size of biggest banks was voted down in the Senate. Center for Media and Democracy bit.ly/a63TmH
> Groups Urge Lawmakers to Ensure Public Access to Whistleblower Disclosures on Financial Fraud. POGO Blog bit.ly/9brtFz
> The six biggest banks and their trade associations have waged an historic assault on democracy. Eyes on the Ties bit.ly/cadrbN
> Auto dealers lobby for exemption from oversight in financial regulatory bill. Public Campaign Action Fund bit.ly/dgH0GH
Bills S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.




> Take the Pledge - tell politicians that you won't support them if they won't support fair elections. Fix Congress First bit.ly/bY5Cnt
Bills S.752 Fair Elections Now Act-- Official: A bill to reform the financing of Senate elections, and for other purposes. as introduced. H.R.1826 Fair Elections Now Act-- Official: To reform the financing of House elections, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Leading Environmental Groups Show Their Support for Comprehensive Climate and Clean Energy Policy bit.ly/9asxGA
Bills


> H.R.4918 seeks greater transparency, citizen involvement, and accountability into the redistricting process. Ask your Rep. to sponsor it.
Bills H.R.4918 Redistricting Transparency Act of 2010-- Official: To require States to carry out Congressional redistricting in accordance with a process under which members of the public are informed of redistricting proposals and have the opportunity to participate in the development of such proposals prior to their adoption, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Reining in the Debt Settlement Industry. OpenCongress bit.ly/bGXgSY
Bills S.3264 Debt Settlement Consumer Protection Act-- Official: A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to provide for regulation of debt settlement services, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Earmark Transparency Act of 2010 would create online, searchable, user-friendly earmark request database. The Swine Line bit.ly/9F1I5S
Bills Earmark Transparency Act of 2010


> How many constitutional amendments and civil liberties can one legislation gut? The People's Blog for the Constitution bit.ly/bGNSgT
Bills


> Greater Enforcement Measures Needed for the Lobbying Disclosure Act. OMB Watch bit.ly/aAKdl9
Bills H.R.4983 Transparency in Government Act-- Official: To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, the Rules of the House of Representatives, the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, and the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to improve access to information in the legislative and executive branches of the Government, and for other purposes. as introduced.


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Legislation

> Earmark Transparency Act (ETA) introduced in the House and Senate. Sunlight Foundation bit.ly/ar8bry
> Earmark Transparency Act will finally bring transparency to earmarks in Congress. Sunlight Foundation Reporting Group bit.ly/9uYMuW
Bills Earmark Transparency Act


> Link between fundraising and financial reform? Political Party Time bit.ly/bjMTFK
> Big banks hire D.C. heavyweights to represent them in the fight over Wall Street reform. POLITICO.com bit.ly/9VGFfB
> Wall Street fight tests oil's clout after BP spill. The Hill's E2-Wire bit.ly/ay2Bhr
> Senate today approved a modified amendment to Audit the Fed. U.S. PIRG bit.ly/a5imG9
> Merkley-Levin Amendment to the Wall Street reform bill would stop gov-backed banks from engaging in risky trading and making bets against their own clients. Public Citizen bit.ly/dD4X9H
> Democrats Pitch Conflict-Of-Interest Ban against bank securities trading. CongressDaily bit.ly/a3jQrL
Bills S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> Reaffirming 'In God We Trust' bill introduced. OpenCongress bit.ly/bg2gv4
Bills H.Con.Res.274 Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States of America-- Official: Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. as introduced.


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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Legislation

> Help me get government information online in real-time. We CAN make government more transparent. Public Equals Online publicequalsonline.com



> Senate Democratic freshmen cry legislative problem of Senate strict adherence to traditions. CQ Politics  bit.ly/aYJ57M


> Financial reform amendments to expose health and safety violations. Citizen Vox bit.ly/bWp8Bv
> A Failed Vote on Breaking up Banks; would have placed strict size caps on banks & non-bank financial cos. OpenCongress bit.ly/de3E7S
Bills S.3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010-- Official: An original bill to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. as introduced.


> POIA Would Make the Government Work Better-- Making Government Transparent and Accountable.  Sunlight Foundation Blog bit.ly/96PGhH
Bills H.R.4858 Public Online Information Act of 2010-- Official: To establish an advisory committee to issue nonbinding government-wide guidelines on making public information available on the Internet, to require publicly available Government information held by the executive branch to be made available on the Internet, to express the sense of Congress that publicly available information held by the legislative and judicial branches should be available on the Internet, and for other purposes. as introduced.  S.3321-- Official: A bill to establish an advisory committee to issue nonbinding governmentwide guidelines on making public information available on the Internet, to require publicly available Government information held by the executive branch to be made available on the Internet, to express the sense of Congress that publicly available information held by the legislative and judicial branches should be available on the Internet, and for other purposes. as introduced.


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