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Yale 2015 Congress Legislation Coverage

September 6, 2015
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Yale Congress Legislation – Full Legislation

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Reduce Birthright Citizenship

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Vaccines

A bill to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines

BILL TO UNIVERSALIZE VACCINATION TO IMPLEMENT MANDATORY VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN

A BILL TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE DISEASE RATES AMONG AMERICA’S YOUTH BY PROVIDING AN INCENTIVE TO VACCINATE PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS

Bibliography

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Export-Import Bank

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Cyber Security

A BILL TO PROVIDE NEW CYBER SECURITY METHODS TO PROMOTE NATIONAL SECURITY – Generally promotes research into “new methods” to protect cyber security

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Race and College Admissions

BILL TO INCENTIVIZE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES TO USE BLIND APPLICATIONS – No consideration of race, gender, or sexual orientation

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Body Cameras

A BILL TO REQUIRE BODY CAMERAS ON ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO INCREASE ACCOUNTABILITY

A BILL TO RECORD POLICE OFFICERS

A BILL TO USE BODY CAMERAS IN HIGH-RISK AREAS

Bibliography

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Campaign Finance Reform

RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO OUR POLITICIANS

  1. Campaigns will be restricted to spending a low maximum amount of money. This amount will be set by the individual state legislatures.
  1. Presidential campaigns will not be allowed to spend more than the inflation-adjusted equivalent of five hundred million 2016 dollars each.
  1. Candidates’ campaigns are the only entities allowed to make partisan advertisements. Organizations not affiliated with a candidate may make “issue-advocacy” advertisements giving their view on a particular issue, but they may not mention a candidate or party.
  1. It shall be a crime to spread knowingly spread misinformation in a political advertisement, or spread misinformation as the result of a reckless disregard for the truth. The advertisement will not constitute a crime if it would have been impossible for the defendant to know at the time of making the advertisement that the statements within were false.
  1. Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to the media, to the activities of entertainers, or the normal activities of private

A RESOLUTION TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED

Bibliography

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Nuclear weapons reductions

A RESOLUTION TO NEGOTIATE NUCLEAR STOCKPILE REDUCTION – Negotiations between the US, China, and Russia

Bibliography

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High Skilled Worker Visas

A BILL TO PROTECT H-1B VISA HOLDERS FROM UNREASONABLE TERMINATION

BILL TO MOBILIZE WORK VISAS

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Infrastructure Gas Tax

A RESOLUTION TO RAISE THE GAS TAX IN ORDER TO FUND OUR NATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE

A BILL TO RAISE THE FEDERAL FUEL TAX

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Carbon Tax

A BILL TO REPLACE THE GAS TAX WITH A CARBON TAX TO SAVE OUR ENVIRONMENT

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Wind Energy Ban/Alternative Energy

A RESOLUTION TO END SUBSIDIES FOR THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY TO FUND OTHER ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES

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Offshore wind bibliography

Offshore wind essay

Invest $10 million in alternative energy

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A BILL TO REQUIRE AN INCREASE IN THE FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

Essay

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A BILL TO BAN PRIVATE PRISONS

Pro Essay

Con Essay

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Bibliography

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Glass Steagal

THE 21ST CENTURY GLASS-STEAGALL ACT OF 2015

A BILL TO REINSTATE THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT TO SEPERATE COMMERCIAL AND INVESTMENT BANKING

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A BILL TO ESTABLISH A FLAT TAX

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BILL TO REDUCE EXCESSIVE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS

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Community policing bibliography

Police militarization bibliography

Immigration

A BILL TO REFORM IMMIGRATION — The existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border will be extended so that they total 700 miles of barriers/fencing.

A BILL TO GRANT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS LEGAL STATUS TO BOLSTER

AMERICAN PRODUCTIVITY –Basically, amnesty

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Related files: Immigration and Human Rights

Related Essay: Debating Immigration and Surveillance

Vouchers

A BILL TO INCENTIVE STATES TO ENACT EDUCATIONAL VOUCHER PROGRAMS

A BILL TO ADOPT AN EDUCATIONAL VOUCHER SYSTEM

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Yemen

THE YSC ACT OF 2016 – A bill to incentivize a Democratic referendum in Yemen

A BILL TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO YEMEN

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A BILL TO EXPAND AND CLARIFY DRONE USE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR SKIES

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A BILL TO AID ISRAEL TO BOLSTER SECURITY

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A BILL TO MANDATE INCREASED FUNDING FOR ALGAE FARMING

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PATRIOT Act

RESOLUTION TO REPEAL THE USA PATRIOT ACT OF 2001 TO RESTORE CIVIL LIBERTIES TO ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS – Repeals the PATRIOT ACT

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Sentencing Reform

A BILL TO REPEAL MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING LAWS TO ENACT SENTENCES MORE APPROPRIATE TO THE CRIME

A BILL TO ENACT THE SMARTER SENTENCING ACT

The Smarter Sentencing Act reforms prison sentencing by reducing mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses, applying the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactively, and attempting to reduce prison overcrowding and racial disparities.

BILL TO PASS THE SMARTER SENTENCING ACT TO REFORM PRISONS

Bibliography

European Migration

A RESOLUTION TO ENCOURAGE A MORE OPEN IMMIGRATION POLICY IN EUROPE TO HELP ISIS REFUGEES

BILL TO SUPPLY FOREIGN AID TO GERMANY FOR THE EUROPEAN MIGRANT CRISIS

Explanatory Essay

Cards

A BILL TO STRENGTHEN THE U.S. NAVY TO DEFEND AGAINST CHINA

Bibliography

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IN THE PROCESS OF BEING RESEARCHED —

Fracking

A BILL TO BAN DRILLING AND HYDRAULIC FRACKING IN NATIONAL PARKS

A BILL TO END HYDRAULIC FRACKING NEAR POPULATED AREAS TO ENSURE PUBLIC SAFETY

A BILL TO FEDERALIZE THE RACKETEERING INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT (R.I.C.O.)

A BILL TO ENSURE VOTING PRIVILEGES IN MULTIPLE DISTRICTS IF MULTIPLE PROPERTIES ARE OWNED

RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH EQUALITY FOR ALL

RESOLVED, By two-thirds of the Congress here assembled, that the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within even years from the date of its submission by the Congress:

ARTICLE —

SECTION 1: No individual shall be denied any right or privilege by the United States or by any state on account of sex, gender identity, race, religion, disability, political opinion, and/or immigration case status. All individuals over the age of 18 will be awarded the same treatment by the US government and all state governments.

SECTION 2: The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

A RESOLUTION TO COMBAT TIGER POACHING IN INDIA TO PROMOTE SPECIES CONSERVATION

A BILL TO MAKE VOTING EASIER

HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:

SECTION 1. All states will put in measures to increase voter participation using methods to increase ease of both registration as well as voting.

SECTION 2. Such methods would include:

  1. All states will support online voter registration
  2. All states will support early voting and absentee ballots
  3. All states will support measures to allow voters to submit their vote via

Mail SECTION 3. The Federal

A RESOLUTION TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Congress here assembled make the following recommendation for the United States government to propose diplomatic talks with representatives of all countries with which the United States engages in free trade, in order to amend their free trade agreements to include clauses to bilaterally combat human trafficking.

A BILL TO KEEP THE MENTALLY ILL OUT OF PRISONS

BILL TO INVEST IN RESILIENCE PROGRAMS TO DECREASE THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY NATURAL CATASTROPHES

A BILL TO ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO FACILITATE ADOPTION OF CHILDREN BY SAME GENDER COUPLES

BILL TO MANDATE THE POSTING OF CALORIE COUNTS TO CURB AMERICAN OBESITY

BILL TO REGULATE THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION TO INCLUDE A DIVERSE VIEWPOINT AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS — Any public institution which teaches evolution will be required to also teach creationism to offer a differing viewpoint and encourage students to critically ponder and debate ideas.

THE DOMESTIC PROSPERITY AND GLOBAL FREEDOM ACT TO EXPEDITE THE EXPORTATION OF LNG

A BILL TO ENACT THE HOUSING FIRST PROGRAM TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS MORE EFFECTIVELY

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO EXPAND VOTING RIGHTS TO AMERICANS AGED 16 YEARS AND OLDER

A BILL TO PROTECT AMERICAN OIL PRODUCTION — SECTION 1. A. Oil companies will be allocated shares of the anticipated US oil markets at the beginning of each fiscal year. B. If companies produce more oil than their allotments permit, they are forbidden to sell the oil and must store the excess at their own expense until they have permission to sell in the future. C. A tariff equal to 20% of the global market price of oil shall be put on oil imports.

BILL TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL USURY RATE TO CURB PREDATORY LENDING

THE DATA SECURITY ACT OF 2015 – Strengthens federal data security to include encryption and two factor authentication

Small Farmer Act of 2015 – Microgrants to small farmers for irrigation

Repeal No Child Left Behind

A Bill to create an excise tax on sugar-laden drinks

BILL TO REPEAL THE JONES ACT TO RESTORE AMERICA’S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN THE ENERGY AND MARITIME MARKETS

Patent reform — A. The term for protection of utility patents is hereby shortened to 6 years measured from the patent’s issuance.

  1. The pharmaceutical patent classification is hereby created for drugs, medical devices, and additives, and will bear a 20 year term of protection from the patent’s issuance.

A BILL TO DECREASE DEPENDENCY OF FOREIGN OIL – Investment in Domestic Oil Rigs

Financial reform — Repeal the entirety of the Volcker Rule of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

A BILL TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL “STAND YOUR GROUND” LAW

BILL TO CREATE A NATIONAL SALES TAX TO SUBSIDIZE UNITED STATES DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING

A BILL TO AID CENTRAL AMERICA — $500 million for Central American security, including “narcosecurity”

A BILL TO HOST AN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION SUMMIT – Discuss education issues

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION TO BAN FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT

A BILL TO END FELONY DISENFRANCHISEMENT TO SAVE DEMOCRACY

RESOLUTION TO REVISE THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN DECIDING CANDIDATES IN A

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE — That the Congress here assembled grant the ability to decide the participants in a Presidential Debate to that party’s respective National Committee.

BILL TO ENACT THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REFORM ACT OF 2015 — A. Products containing tobacco and/or nicotine shall be added to Schedule I of the CSA, with the expectation

of products designed to treat nicotine addiction, which shall be placed in Schedule V of the CSA.

  1. Cannabis shall be placed in Schedule III of the CSA.

A RESOLUTION TO INCREASE UNITED STATES INFLUENCE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

RESOLVED, That the Department of State establish “Mutual Defense Treaties” with ASEAN, FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Department of State also establish trade and economic partnerships with ASEAN; and, be it

BILL TO LIMIT THE USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

THE FINANCIAL FAIRNESS AND STABILITY ACT OF 2015

SECTION 1. A Financial Transaction tax of 1% shall be instituted on all large market transactions. In addition, a minimum one minute hold time will be imposed on all stock, bond, and securities purchases. Furthermore, the SEC will host a website with the most recent financial data to solve the issues with market fragmentation, price synchronization, and information dissemination.

SECTION 2. A. “Financial Transaction Tax” shall be defined as a tax levied upon financial transactions such as the purchase of bonds, stocks, and securities.

  1. “Large Market Transactions” shall be defined as an exchange of capital larger than 10,000 dollars with the result being ownership of financial goods.
  1. “Minimum hold time” shall be defined as the minimum amount of time that someone must hold onto a bond, stock, or security before they sell them.

BILL TO MANDATE PAID MATERNITY LEAVE TO ALL EXPECTING MOTHERS

A BILL TO FULLY LIFT THE ARMS EMBARGO ON THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM TO ENCOURAGE REGIONAL STABILITY

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