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H.R. 1


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TomCat
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TomCat S (127)
Friday November 30, 2018, 12:34 pm
Soon we will regain something we have not seen for almost two years. It is a world in which The Democratic Party shares in the power of government. House Democrats are about to unveil their first bill of the coming year: H.R. 1 😻
 

David C (80)
Friday November 30, 2018, 1:34 pm
if for no other reason than establishing clear differences between Dems and Repugs this is a good thing....follow it with climate change legislation, gun safety legislation, etc......
 

JL A (281)
Friday November 30, 2018, 1:56 pm
A very cautious start--let us hope they also address the undue corporate donor influence in their own party before 2020...fossil fuel contributions will doom the needed New Green Deal and any other substantial climate change legislation otherwise
Welcome back in the saddle TC
 

Joanne D (37)
Friday November 30, 2018, 3:04 pm
Yup. We have for too long shrugged our shoulders over legislation not getting introduced and rationalized, “Oh, well, it would never have passed” Clearly it’s time to take the opposite tack, and introduce legislation on EVERYTHING we want Even if we can’t get it passed, we can put an end to the lie that Democrats have no plans and no platform.
 

Glennis W (393)
Friday November 30, 2018, 5:03 pm
Great post and comments Have a great weekend Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Gene J (290)
Friday November 30, 2018, 5:28 pm
I know they have big plans, but they'll need to hang onto most of them as they'll not clear the Senate even if Trump and Pence are both impeached. Not until 2020 when we take the Senate by storm. The republicans will be defending many more seats than Democrats and the wave sweeping the country will not have dissipated by then, not even close. I think their reign of terror ends that election, maybe forever given who they are and what they represent as the country inexorably changes demographically.

Read a great article today on how Beto organized in Texas, he turned the state purple, and in 2020, I think it goes blue. Democrats won local and state level offices in places they'd not even run candidates in recent years. Cornyn is on his way out that election. Things are changing fast, the pace will get even faster and now it is just important to stay on the right issues, connect with the entire voting population and as the Trump mess concludes, the electorate will still be fuming. I think this winter may be near as interesting as the summer of 1974 was, maybe more so. We will make America great again thought not at all in the way trump and his wretched party thought. Brighter days are coming. It's a good time to be here, to be part of the sea change that is coming in America. So, stay healthy TC, there's a lot to enjoy coming up. :^)
 

Animae C (507)
Friday November 30, 2018, 5:45 pm
Woohoo! GO Dems!!!

Thanx TC 🐱
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday November 30, 2018, 6:42 pm
I agree with you . . . get it on record that the Republicans are the obstructionists of the will of the people, not Democrats. Show voters that the Democrats have a progressive plan to return the People’s House to the people. Getting the Senate moving in the correct direction will take a little longer. But if the Dems can keep the House by demonstrating their commitment, the Senate should follow. Power to We The People!

Resist, Persist, Remove!!!

Lock HIM up!!!

Silence is Consent!!!
 

Mitchell D (82)
Friday November 30, 2018, 7:15 pm
Sounds wonderful!  Putting the GOPIGS against the wall with presumed votes of "nay!" may pay off, but at least the bill will be on the record, and in the memory.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 30, 2018, 7:22 pm
We have struggled long enough. It's about time the Democrats finally start leading the pack and taking back the control.
Thanks TomCat
 

Lona G (66)
Friday November 30, 2018, 7:40 pm
I’m always flabbergasted by American bills, which are hardly ever one bill addressing one particular subject or even two or three very closely related bills addressing the same subject. H.R.1 brings a large number of diverse bills to the table, some to do with voting and therefore somewhat related, but some are a bill on their own (presidents are required to release their tax returns). Don’t get me wrong, each and everyone is an excellent idea for an area that desperately needs good democratic legislature – as a layman I couldn’t possibly determine if they’re good bills as such. But if they’re all put together, won’t there be a bill or two that couldn’t possibly pass the Republican Senate, making H.R.1 doomed to fail in the Senate? If true, wouldn’t that be a little like the games Republicans used to play in the Obama era? Wouldn’t the Democratic base be happier with a good bill passing after all these years?

Oh well, what do I know about American politics? Both you and I should be glad I can’t vote in the US.
 

Sue L (71)
Friday November 30, 2018, 8:06 pm
You make a valid point Lona. It is crazy when very different things are all jumbled together in one bill. Which is why it would be good to have line item veto so a president could reject one part of a bill while approving the rest. The Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional though for the president. Well, at least H. R. 1 is a start. The Democrats have to make it glaringly obvious how the Republicans don't care about the vast majority of people.
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday November 30, 2018, 8:54 pm
I wonder how they go back and find the bills they looks for with all the 'Rider's Add-on's"on all of them all mixed up!??
the Votes do need to be handled differently and people need to be able to VOTE!
I think Nancy will stand up as best to Trump and rally other's1
Thank you TomCat
 

divergent r (309)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 5:42 am
no expectations,as they hurt too much when unfulfilled
tytc
glad to see you back ,was worried about you
 

Edith B (146)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 6:40 am
You are right, it will never pass the Senate, but some of those Republicans will lose in the next election when they vote against the bill.
 

Nita L (127)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 9:01 am
I agree Joanne. The more bills the house puts through the more the voters will know that we are serious and have ideas and a vision for the future.
 

TomCat S (127)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 12:21 pm
Thanks, stars, and tired hugs to all. 😻
 

Sheila D (28)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 1:17 pm
The Democrats are finally showing some teeth. Perhaps the GOP will actually see the light, but I doubt it.
 

pam w (139)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 3:11 pm
In addition to the focus on voting rights, the bill would also reportedly create new donor disclosure requirements for political organizations and provisions for public financing for elections, including a system that would multiply small dollar donations to campaigns.

The Post also reported that it would end most first-class travel for federal officials and mandate a new ethical code for the Supreme Court, though the outlet did not report details about what the code would include.

Finally, the bill would include a requirement that presidents release their tax returns, something President Trump has refused to do…

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WOW! Just the THOUGHT of it makes me smile! And, who knows? SOME of the GOP Senators are starting to consider where their votes come from and whether or not they want to be associated with their party!
 

Winn A (179)
Saturday December 1, 2018, 4:42 pm
I'll believe things are getting better when they actually do get better.
 

TomCat S (127)
Sunday December 2, 2018, 1:34 pm
TYVM! 😻
 
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