Today, I checked my foreign affairs email, and this is what I found.
A petition for HR 2309 Postal Reform Act which i signed. I was then slammed with the introduction of 32 new bills, and action on 6 others. This is my report of what I read.
H. Res 392
The summary said it was about amending the charter school program and "appropriating" funds for 2012 intelligence activities, but none of this was in the resolution. It only gave the rules they wanted for how the subject was to be debated and amended. I didn't know you needed to put that in a resolution.
This one asks that all law enforcement agencies report basic information about the deaths of any in their custody, to help determine how those deaths can be prevented.This seems to be common sense. Why do we need a bill for it?
H Con Res 67
This resolution says it's ok for the special Olympics to run through the capital, but again, why is this in congress instead of with, say, the secret service or local police?
This extended duty free status on certain items til July 31, 2013. Much of it was referring to another bill, so it wasn't clear what they were talking about.
This explained that congress wants to create 3 gold medals and give them to the sites of the 9-11 attacks and create bronze versions to be sold to the public to provide the funds for this request.
This one made no sense because it only referenced another bill. It gave no context. it said it accomplished this: PERMITTING PHYSICAL THERAPY TO BE FURNISHED UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM UNDER THE CARE OF A DENTIST.
SJ Tes 26
Wow this one is going to take a little more research. The congress and the American people have declared a vote of no confidence in our Secretary of the Treasury! At the moment, I don't even know his name.
If you know anything about any of these or other interesting bills in progress, tell me about them!