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Legislation

Name / Summary

Category

Challenges

Date

Roll Call

L9

S 1813

The senate just passed a bill, MAP-21, that allows the IRS to restrict travel of those owing taxes and also mandates trackers in all new autos.

Privacy

14th

7.6.2012

373-52-7

74-9-1

passed

Against

Executive

Order

National Defense Resources Preparedness – President pre-declares martial law upon his future signature.

War Powers

1.18.11

3rd, 5th, 9th

3.9.2012

Executive

Order

Against

HR 347/

S 1794

Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Act – Restricts right of people to gather or protest within an unspecified distance of federal buildings or near federally protected politicians.

Assembly

Petition

Speech

1st amend

2.28.2012

388-3-42

unanimous

passed

Against

HR 3261

Stop Online Piracy Act, “SOPA” – Under the guise of copyright protection, allows government to shut down sites.

Speech

Due Process

1st amend

5th amend

1.2012

No vote

Against

HR 1540

Nation Defense Act, "Forever War Act" - Gives President right to declare war without congressional approval and to detain citizens without due process.

War Powers

1.18.11

12.31.2011

322-96-6

64-30-6

passed

Against

Amend 50 of

HR 1540

Move to strike Section 1034, from the Forever War Act.

War Powers

Due Processs

1.18.11

5.26.2011

187-234-

10

failed

For